The issue I could see the team running into is that to get Lindberg on the roster at any point after opening night he will be waiver eligible.
There are teams that would probably pick him up, and it would be better to try and trade him if that were the case.
He's an older prospect who spent his early years in the SHL and there are organizations who would look at his AHL growth as promising. His second half and playoffs were phenomenal and it was nice to see him take another step.
His situation is a catch 22 because you want him to play in the AHL if he isn't going to in the NHL.
But what happens when he plays well and you want to add him to the squad? He then becomes a known commodity and he's a target.
I'd give him a chance to stick and see what happens. Ultimately he could be traded for a draft pick if he doesn't fit into the plans.
In short I'd rather see what they have and make a decision then go in another direction and potentially miss out on a good cost controlled player who can fill in on center and wing if needed.
I think at best he could out produce Stoll and his age makes it a more worthwhile risk/investment etc.
There's a chance he doesn't end up being in direction competition, but that's just my take from an asset management/ potential output perspective.