Lindback for Enroth trade solidifies Rynnas status with Texas Stars

The Dallas Stars traded Anders Lindback to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Jhonas Enroth today.

No AHL players were moved in the deal. But it does solidify Jussi Rynnas as the go-to goalie for the Texas Stars. Jack Campbell will be the other half of Texas’ goalie tandem once he returns from his stint with the Idaho Steelheads.

Lindback may have struggled in the NHL, but he was good during his conditioning stints in the AHL, including back-to-back starts last week against the San Antonio Rampage.

Here is the official release:

FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired goaltender Jhonas Enroth from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for goaltender Anders Lindback and a conditional third round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Enroth, 26, has posted a 13-21-2 record in 37 games played this season with a .903 save percentage and a 3.27 goals against average. He has one shutout on the season, while going 5-0 in the shootout stopping 20 out of a possible 21 shooters.

In 118 career regular season games, he has posted a 38-56-14 record with four shutouts, a 2.92 goals against average and a .910 save percentage.

“Jhonas is an extremely instinctive, experienced goaltender and Head Coach Lindy Ruff has a familiarity with his game,” said Nill. “Going down the stretch, where we have five more back-to-back situations, it was important for us to have a game-tested goaltender to help balance the workload.”

The 5-foot-10, 166-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden was originally selected by Buffalo in the second round (46th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft.

Lindback, 26, posted a 2-8-0 record in ten games played with Dallas this season with a 3.71 goals against average and an. 875 save percentage. The six-foot-six, 215-pound native of Galve, Sweden was signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 1, 2014.

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