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Tampa Bay Lightning: Bolts Acquire Goaltender Anders Lindback from Nashville

VANCOUVER, CANADA - DECEMBER 1: Anders Lindback #39 of the Nashville Predators defends net against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on December 1, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Nashville won 6-5. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)
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Shane DarrowAnalyst IIJune 15, 2012

According to Bay News, the Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired goaltender Anders Lindback, forward Kyle Wilson and a seventh-round draft pick in 2012 from the Nashville Predators.

The Bolts gave up goaltender Sebastien Caron, the Minnesota Wild's second-round pick in 2012, the Philadelphia Flyers second-round pick in 2012 and their own third-round draft pick in 2013.

It was no surprise that General Manager Steve Yzerman traded for a young goaltender, but it is a little surprising that Anders Lindback was the guy that he decided to give up three draft picks for.

The 24-year-old Swedish net-minder had a 5-8-0 record, with a .912 save percentage and 2.42 GAA for the Nashville Predators last season. In the 2010-11 season, he found a bit more success with an 11-5-2 record.

It appears that Yzerman believes Lindback may be the long term solution now that they are more than likely to part ways with the 42-year-old Dwayne Roloson.

It will be interesting as next season approaches to see whether or not the Lightning stick with the aging Mathieu Garon or give one of their younger goaltenders a chance to shine early.

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