Dallas Stars Trade Anders Lindback, Third-Round Pick to Buffalo Sabres for Jhonas Enroth
The Stars once again hit the trade market to solve their backup goalie problems, this time by trading Anders Lindback and a pick to the Sabres.
In a quest to answer the seemingly endless problems at backup goaltender, the Dallas Stars have acquired Jhonas Enroth from the Buffalo Sabres.
The news was hinted at this morning by Matthew Barnaby and had been floating around for several days, but it was finally confirmed Wednesday afternoon by Bob McKeznie.
DAL acquires G Jonas Enroth from BUF.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 11, 2015
Mike Heika has the reported price:
Jhonas Enroth to Stars from Buffalo for Anders Lindback and a conditional third, according to source.— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) February 11, 2015
[Ed. note: The pick is in the 2016 draft]
There is no word yet on the return from Dallas. Enroth is 13-21-2 with a .903 save percentage and 3.27 goals against average this season playing behind a terrible Sabres team, but he did beat the Stars last weekend as the Stars trounced Buffalo in every way but on the scoreboard in a 3-2 loss.
Enroth, much smaller than the Stars current set of goalies at 5-foot-10, 166 pounds, was a second round pick in 2006 and is in the final year of a contract with a $1.25 million cap hit.
Lindback was 2-8 with a .875 save percentage and 3.71 GAA as the Stars backup goalie this season.
More to come on this move in a bit...