Lindback returning to Predators

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The Nashville Predators announced Saturday that the club has signed free-agent goaltender Anders Lindback to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 at the AHL level.

Nashville also signed goaltender Matt O’Connor to a one-year, two-way contract for 2017-18 worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $75,000 at the AHL level, and forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie to a one-year, two-way contract for 2017-18 worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 at the AHL level.

Lindback, 29, was drafted by the Predators 207th overall (seventh round) in the 2008 NHL Draft, and appeared in 38 games for the team from 2010-12, posting a 16-13-2 record, a 2.53 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and two shutouts.

In 130 career NHL contests with Nashville, Tampa Bay, Dallas, Buffalo and Arizona, the Gavle, Sweden native has notched a 45-58-8 record, a 2.87 goals-against average .904 save percentage and three shutouts.

The 6-foot-6, 216-pound netminder split the 2016-17 season between the Ontario Reign of the AHL and Rogle of the Swedish Hockey League.

In 19 career AHL appearances with Ontario, Texas, Syracuse and Milwaukee, Lindback owns a record of 10-7-2 with a 2.44 goals-against average, a .917 save percentage and one shutout.

Labrie, 30, appeared in 52 games with the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs in 2016-17, recording one goal, eight points and 96 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-3, 226-pound winger from Baie-Comeau, Quebec, has 46 games of NHL experience, all with the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2011-14, tallying five points (2g, 3a) and 65 penalty minutes.

Undrafted, Labrie captured the 2012 Calder Cup Championship as a member of the Norfolk Admirals. He has skated in the AHL for Manitoba, Peoria, Norfolk, Syracuse and Rockford, posting 183 points and 1,033 penalty minutes in 566 games.

O’Connor, 25, appeared in 37 games with the AHL’s Binghamton Senators in 2016-17, posting a 14-18-1 record with a 3.23 goals-against average and an .895 save percentage. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., native has one game of NHL experience, making his debut for the Ottawa Senators on Oct. 11, 2015, and recording 34 saves in a 3-1 loss.

A 6-foot-6, 205-pound undrafted netminder, O’Connor spent three seasons at Boston University from 2012-15, posting a 25-4-4 record during the 2014-15 campaign to help the Terriers claim the 2015 Hockey East championship.