Anders Lindback got hurt in the Nashville season finale against the Avalanche last night. Barry Trotz said “I hope and expect him to be backing up in Game 1.”
Game one of the Preds’ first round series against the Detroit Red Wings isn’t until Wednesday.
But the Predators have elected to recall Jeremy Smith today. Sunday.
So it’ll be the Atte Engren show until further notice. Which, the way he’s been playing lately, may still be okay as the Admirals continue their pursuit of the playoffs.
But it’s still a blow.
We’ll see how they do in Houston tonight.