Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dallas Swaps Goalies, Recalling Lindback and Sending Rynnas to Texas

Jussi Rynnas (Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
Anders Lindback has made five straight starts for the Texas Stars and now he's headed back to the Dallas Stars. The team announced this morning that they are recalling Lindback and sending Jussi Rynnas back to Texas.

In five games with Texas, Lindback is 3-2 with a 1.59 GAA and .946 save percentage. Those are the best numbers the Stars have gotten out of a goaltender all year. Jussi Rynnas got into two games with Dallas, one as a starter and one in relief. He allowed seven goals in that limited time, possessing a 4.57 GAA and .841 save percentage.

It appears that Dallas got exactly what they wanted for their backup goalie Lindback in the assignment. He picked up a heavy week of work, playing in five straight games to tune up his game. Now as they head out on the road, they can feel more confident in Lindback as a starter on the occasional night.

Lindback will join Dallas in advance of their western Canada swing. Rynnas will begin practice with Texas when they resume team activities on Tuesday before Friday's visit to Utica.

3 comments:

  1. Lindback was a class above our current goalies. The biggest difference that is immediately apparent is the grace and speed with which he moves around the net when the puck is in the immediate vicinity, especially behind the net. He plays a more traditional style hugging the goal line and doesn't come out in front of the net often like so many younger goalies.

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  2. With Google Translate and a little searching, it's pretty easy to find articles on Nilstorp. Sounds like he's having a good year in Scandinavia.

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