According to reports, the Arizona Coyotes have signed Anders Lindback to a one year deal worth $875,000.
One year, $875 k for Lindback in Arizona— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2015
Lindback has spent the past five years bouncing back and forth between the AHL and the NHL, having previously played for the Nashville Predators, the Tamp Bay Lightning, the Dallas Stars, and the Buffalo Sabres as well as their affiliates.
The Gavle, Sweden native has played in 111 NHL games, with a record of 40-51-7, a career save percentage of .905 and a goals against average of 2.83. By far his most successful stint with an NHL team was last season with the Sabres, which saw him finish with a 92.66 5 on 5 save percentage, although he also carried a 2.76 goals against average finished with a record of 4-8-2.
All in all this isn't a bad backup signing by the Coyotes. Based on his career numbers Lindback won't be challenging Mike Smith for the starting position but should be serviceable in the backup role, or at the AHL should Louis Domingue win the backup job.
It remains to be seen who the Coyotes bring in as their new goaltending coach, but it's worth noting that Lindback's former goaltending coach Arturs Irbe was let go by the Buffalo Sabres after one year.
UPDATE #1 (11:10 AM)
The team officially confirms the Lindback signing: