Lindback Will Carry The Load For The Bolts
That?s why Lightning head coach Guy Boucher is riding the 24-year-old hard to start the season ? and plans to keep riding him throughout the shortened campaign.
?We have a youngster we?re trying to groom and give him ice time,? Boucher told the St. Petersburg Times. ?There are a few games I could have thrown Mathieu [Garon] out there, but the plan is to give [Lindback] as many games as we can so he can catch up on the games he?s missed the last two years.?
Lindback?s never played more than 22 games in a season, though he did have a stretch during the 2010-11 campaign where he started nine straight games while Pekka Rinne was out with a knee injury.
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