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Update: Bolts’ Lindback (ankle) headed to IR, out indefinitely

Mar 21, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT

Anders Lindback

Yesterday, we passed along news of Tampa Bay goalie Anders Lindback suffering a lower-body injury during a 4-2 loss to the Leafs, forcing him out of the contest.

Today, Lindback’s diagnosis was revealed — and it’s not good.

The Swedish netminder will be out for an undetermined length of time with a high ankle sprain and is headed to injured reserve.

The news is tough for Tampa Bay on two fronts.

One, the goaltending front, as Lindback has played well of late, winning three straight games while allowing just five goals.

Two, the injury front.

The Bolts are beat up beyond belief at the moment. Captain Vincent Lecavalier is out with a broken foot and power forward Ryan Malone (shoulder) has been placed on IR for the second time this season.

Benoit Pouliout is still shelved with a sprained right shoulder and the team’s other goalie, Mathieu Garon, was activated from IR (lower body) just eight days ago.

According to Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune, head coach Guy Boucher is “leaning toward” starting Garon in both games this weekend — Saturday in Ottawa, Sunday in Winnipeg — though it’s possible AHL call-up Cedrick Desjardins could see some action as well.

  1. isithockeyseasonyet - Mar 21, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Damn you, zac rinaldo!!!!

  2. trbowman - Mar 21, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    I hear Dominik Hasek is available.

    • letsgopens8771 - Mar 21, 2013 at 6:14 PM

      If he can pay his taxes.

  3. digbysellers - Mar 21, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Anybody have Darren Puppa’s number?

    • hellohkitteh - Mar 21, 2013 at 4:19 PM


    • tuberippin - Mar 21, 2013 at 6:01 PM

      Someone call Karri Ramo.

  4. xflyersx - Mar 21, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Blame it on Rinaldo!

  5. gotampabay52 - Mar 21, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Wheres that chick we once had in the net. Trade for a goalie we could make the playoffs

    • jrillah10 - Mar 21, 2013 at 4:21 PM

      Unfortunately we need to learn how to play Defense for a full 60 minutes. Last night was atrocious.

      It would be nice to out half of the 1st 20 shots we take on goal as well.

      • jrillah10 - Mar 21, 2013 at 4:22 PM

        Put*, not out

  6. canucks30 - Mar 21, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Cory Schneider?

  7. canucks30 - Mar 21, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Roberto Luongo?

  8. canucks30 - Mar 21, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Manon Rheaume?

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