Alain Vigneault, on the second day of training camp, noted that Lindberg’s play in Traverse City and hard work at both ends of the ice caught the eye of many in the organization and that teams need players to surprise during camp, “you need guys that all of a sudden, guys that management doesn’t have in a place on the depth chart, and they step on the ice and they can contribute. We need some surprises. We need guys to push. I have told everyone that they will get a chance and the ones that grab it will get a chance to help the Rangers.”
Vigneault said yesterday, after Lindberg scored, you can tell that he has played with men before. He being a center with the speed and puck protection skill that he has, he is going to get a real solid look. He has impressed myself and the coaching staff but also management since Traverse City.”
Lindberg told the Rangers website that his confidence is pretty good after his year in Sweden and the Traverse City tournament. He added that it was good to have a fun year in Sweden after a “terrible” season a few years ago.
He described his game as a two-way center who can set up plays and works hard.
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