2007-08: He jumped from his long time Brynas IF Gavle squad to Almtuna IS Uppsala. He saw limited action this season, appearing in just 18 games and posting a .905 save percentage. He was nominated to play for Team Sweden at the WJC where he played in two games and posted a .915 save percentage. Drafted in the 7th round (207th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft by the Nashville Predators.
2008-09: Lindback made great strides. He moved up to the Eliteserien, and played in 24 games, posting a .916 save percentage and 2.57 GAA for Brynas. Played behind Jacob Markstrom.
2009-10: Lindback backstopped Timra in the Elitserien, accumulating a 2.46 goals against average and .913 save percentage in 42 appearances. He had a 2.94 goals against average and .910 save percentage in 5 playoff games for Timra. Lindback was selected to be the third string goalie behind Jonas Gustavsson (TOR) and Jacob Markstrom (FLA) for Sweden at the World Championships.
2010-11: Lindback appeared in 22 games for the Predators' as a rookie backing up Nashville starter Pekka Rinne. The 22-year-old started nine straight games in December with Rinne out with an injury and was 6-3 over that span. He finished the season 11-7 with 2 overtime losses and 2 shutouts and had a 2.60 GAA and 2.60 save percentage. Lindback made one playoff appearance in relief of Rinne, stopping all nine shots he faced. Lindback was sent to AHL Milwaukee for one week in late February to get some game action and in four games with the Admirals was 2-2 with 2.73 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Lindback's height is his best asset. He is quick though for a big guy.
"Lindback is closer to a Pekka Rinne-type, he's a hybrid," Predators goaltender coach Mitch Korn said. "He stays on his feet, but maybe not that long. He spends a lot of time on his knees, but I wouldn't call him a pure butterfly guy. He's got mammoth size, so on pucks that someone else would have to shrug their shoulder for example to stop, it will just hit him."
Linback impressed as Pekka Rinne's backup last season. He should continue in that role going forward.