The Lightning will not be issuing a qualifying offer to goaltender Anders Lindback, allowing the 26-year-old to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

In order to retain Lindback’s rights as a restricted free agent, the Lightning would have had to issue an offer equal to the $2.2 million salary he played for last season.

Lindback finished last season 8-12-2 with a 2.90 goals-against average and .891 save percentage in 23 games before posting an 0-3 record, 3.91 GAA and .881 save percentage in four playoff games.

But Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman said the book on Lindback is not closed, and though the team intends to test the free agent market for a potential backup, Lindback remains a consideration.

With the Lightning lacking NHL experienced goaltenders on the depth chart heading into the summer, Yzerman said the team will likely be looking for an experienced goalie to back up starter Ben Bishop, who was a Vezina finalist last season after setting single-season franchise records in victories (37), goals-against average (2.23) and save percentage (.924).

Bishop, however, is coming off surgery to his right wrist and missed the end of the regular season and the playoffs after dislocating left elbow.

“We are going to look and see what is out there, but (Lindback) is on the list,’’ Yzerman said.

Lindback’s agent, Michael Deutsch, was unavailable for comment Saturday.