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Bolts goalie Lindback hurt during Finnish league practice

Dec 18, 2012, 2:35 PM EDT

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Tampa Bay netminder Anders Lindback suffered a cut knee during Tuesday’s practice with SM-liiga club Tampere, an injury that’ll keep him out of action for a short while.

Here’s more, from Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times:

[Lindback] took a puck off a knee, opening a cut that agent Mike Deutsch said required “a few stitches.”

Lindback is expected out about 10 days, Deutsch said, and added “there is no structural damage.”

Deutsch said Lindback told him he did not even know he was injured as seriously as he was until he took off his gear after practice. “He said, “I took my gear off and couldn’t believe there was a cut there.”

The 24-year-old Swedish netminder signed with Tampere in late October and, while his 3-6-4 record leaves something to be desired, he has performed solidly.

Lindback’s posted a 2.33 goals-against average through 13 games, and sits second overall in the league with a 9.30 save percentage.

  1. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins - Dec 18, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    If any of our players get seriously injured overseas, I’m pooping in boxes and mailing them to Bettman and Fehr.

    • ion4014 - Dec 18, 2012 at 3:01 PM

      For the sake of the poor mail-carriers please make sure the boxes are air-tight and waterproof. Maybe use cookie tins, they’ll never see that coming.

      • blomfeld - Dec 18, 2012 at 3:34 PM

        Excrement is not the answer …

        there appears to be a definite trend now with players falling to injury in this Finnish league almost like nine pins ? … and therefore I believe that more needs to be done than just your suggestion of mailing “prank” packages containing human excrement … if the NHLPA had any brains, then it would immediately issue a “travel advisory” urging it’s membership to avoid Finland all together … and it would also arrange for those players currently playing in Finland to be “airlifted” home post haste …

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