Minor injury hampers Lightning goalie Anders Lindback

Published December 18 2012
Updated December 19 2012

Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback, playing for the Finnish team Ilves Tampere during the NHL lockout, is expected to miss 10 days because of a cut to a knee sustained during Tuesday's practice.

Lindback was hit by a puck and did not realize the seriousness of the injury until he undressed after the workout, agent Michael Deutsch said.

"He said, 'I took my gear off and I couldn't believe there was a cut there,' " Deutsch said.

Deutsch said Lindback required "a few" stitches and "there is no structural damage."

The Lightning last summer signed Lindback, 24, to a two-year, $3.6 million contract with hopes he will be a long-term solution in net. He is just 3-6-4 in 13 games with Ilves Tampere but has a 2.33 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage.

TYRELL ALSO HURTING: Dana Tyrell, playing in Slovakia for Banska Bystrica, has missed one game with a sore groin. The right wing is getting his first game action since a January knee injury that required surgery

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