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Trade: Stars get new backup goalie, acquire Enroth from Sabres

Buffalo Sabres v Washington Capitals

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 22: Goalie Jhonas Enroth #1 of the Buffalo Sabres looks on during the third period of the Sabres 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on November 22, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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It seems like only yesterday we were talking about how the Dallas Stars’ poor goaltending was costing them valuable points in the standings.

Oh wait, it totally was! And today, they did something about it, acquiring Jhonas Enroth in a trade with Buffalo, as first reported by TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

The Sabres will receive goalie Anders Lindback and a conditional third-round pick (2016) in return.

Enroth is a pending unrestricted free agent with a .903 save percentage in 37 appearances for the Sabres this season. While those numbers are far from great, they’re at least better than the ones belonging to Lindback (2-8-0, .875), who struggled mightily as Kari Lehtonen’s backup before he was dealt away.

“Jhonas is an extremely instinctive, experienced goaltender and head coach Lindy Ruff has a familiarity with his game,” said Dallas GM Jim Nill in a release.

“Going down the stretch, where we have five more back-to-back situations, it was important for us to have a game-tested goaltender to help balance the workload.”

Enroth could receive his first start for his new team soon, as the Stars have back-to-back games Friday and Saturday versus Florida and in Colorado, respectively.

Like Enroth, Lindback is also a pending UFA.

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