Lindberg was chosen by Vegas in the expansion draft and signed a two-year deal worth $1.7 million per season.
Jeff Gorton said that Lindberg was an important part of the Rangers and someone who had a "really good run" in the playoffs.
Lindberg said that he viewed himself as more of an offensive player when he played in Sweden but was put in more of a defensive role with the Rangers. (Aftonbladet)
He said that he thinks he can bring more offense than he has shown and that he will have an opportunity in Vegas for a bigger role. (Aftonbladet)
Adam Rotter: Had the Rangers sent something to Vegas to steer them away from Lindberg than it's likely that Lindberg would have the chance for a bigger role without moving. Instead he is in Vegas and has a chance to play in the top nine while the Rangers will go into the season with questions at center in the bottom six.
Had Lindberg stayed and the rest of the offseason still played out as it did then it's likely he would have only had a bigger role for this season. Some believe that as soon as next season that Lias Andersson will be ready for a top-nine role and then the Rangers would be paying a lot to Lindberg as their fourth line center. Instead Lindberg has a chance to establish himself in Vegas as a key player, something that would have been much tougher to do with the Rangers.