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Lindback Will Carry The Load For The Bolts

With just 38 career appearances heading into this season, Anders Lindback was a promising yet somewhat unknown commodity, especially as a potential starting netminder.

Thats 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 were 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 hes missed the last two years.

Lindbacks 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.

For more on this story visit: Mike Halford, NBC Sports Pro Hockey Talk


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