The Tampa Bay Lightning must feel confident with what they have between the pipes, because they have decided to not give goaltender Anders Lindback a qualifying offer.
Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports general manager Steve Yzerman has not ruled out bringing Lindback back to the organization, but will pursue other free-agent options.
"We are going to look and see what is out there, but (Lindback) is on the list," Yzerman told Erlendsson Saturday afternoon.
To have exclusive rights to Lindback, the Lightning would have had to offer him $2.2-million, a dollar amount the Lightning are not prepared to spend. He will become a free agent this summer.
Lindback finished his season with a record of 8-12-2 with a save percentage of .891 and a 2.90 goals against average.
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