Nashville, Tenn. (January 10, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Wednesday that the club has recalled goaltender Anders Lindback from the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals. Additionally, the club has reassigned goaltender Juuse Saros to Milwaukee.
Lindback is tied for the AHL lead in wins with 17 and is tied for seventh in save percentage with a .920 mark. He's posted a 17-6-3 record and one shutout in 26 games for the Admirals this season, who sit in third place in the AHL's Central Division. Lindback will represent Milwaukee at the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic in Utica, N.Y., on Jan. 28-29 with teammate Emil Pettersson.
Originally drafted by the Predators in the seventh round (207th overall) in the 2008 NHL Draft, Lindback returned to Nashville this summer after signing a one-year contract. The Gavle, Sweden, native spent two seasons with the Predators from 2010-12, going 28-16-13 with a 2.53 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and two shutouts in 38 games. The 6-foot-6 goaltender spent last season with Rogle BK of the Swedish Hockey League, where he posted a .916 save percentage in 23 games. Lindback has a 45-58-8 record in 130 career NHL games with Nashville, Tampa Bay, Buffalo, Dallas and Arizona.