Since Feb. 3, Anders Lindback has been the last player off the ice at most practices. Pekka Rinne has started every game since that date, and in order to stay sharp — besides Feb. 7 mop-up duty against Edmonton — Lindback has needed some extra work with Goaltending Coach Mitch Korn. Nashville Coach Barry Trotz said the 6-foot-6 Swedish rookie will start against the Sabres later.
“I just try to do whatever I do when I play but just more in practices,” Lindback said.
During the time in between starts, the Predators sent Lindback to Milwaukee where he finished with a 2.73 goals against average and .915 save percentage in four games. Nashville did this in order to make sure Lindback would be ready if his time to play came again. Nashville Coach Barry Trotz hinted that tonight could be Lindback’s final game of the regular season — especially if the Predators find themselves fighting for that final playoff spot until the last weekend.