Trade: Stars get new backup goalie, acquire Enroth from Sabres
It seems like only yesterday we were talking about how the Dallas Stars’ poor goaltending was costing them valuable points in the standings.
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.
If Jonas Enroth wins 4 playoff games for DAL, BUF gets 2nd round pick instead of 3rd. That's the condition. But BUF guaranteed at least 3rd.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 11, 2015