Arizona Coyotes goalie Anders Lindback has an Achilles tendon injury and is out indefinitely, general manager Don Maloney said Tuesday.
"It looks like it's a significant injury that will require surgery so he's out indefinitely," Maloney said in comments tweeted by the Coyotes. "He was pretty shook up. This is going to take time to heal. … Hopefully he gets through it."
Lindback was injured warming up before the Coyotes' game Monday against the Montreal Canadiens. Because the timing of the injury did not give the Coyotes a chance to call up a goalie from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Nathan Schoenfeld was summoned to back up starter Louis Domingue.
Schoenfeld, the son of New York Rangers assistant GM and former Coyotes coach Jim Schoenfeld, played for Arizona State's club team and recently in a local men's league.
Lindback, 27, is 5-7-0 with a 3.11 goals-against average and .894 save percentage in 19 appearances this season.
Goalie Niklas Treutle was recalled from Springfield on Tuesday. Treutle is 9-11-5 with a 2.91 GAA and .909 save percentage in 26 appearances for the Falcons.
"Who knows, maybe he's another pleasant surprise. We've had a lot of them this year," Maloney said.
Domingue has emerged as Arizona's top goaltender in the absence of Mike Smith (core muscle surgery). He is 11-8-4 with a 2.52 GAA and .916 save percentage in 23 appearances (21 starts).