Lindholm (leg) netted two goals and added two penalty minutes during Monday's 4-3 loss to the United States in the IIHF World Championship. There was some concern that Lindholm sustained a bad injury after he was slashed hard in the back of the leg against Germany, but it turns out that it was nothing severe. It clearly didn't stop the Swedish forward from slicing up the American defense, though it wasn't enough to come away with the victory. The 22-year-old continues to impress in international play, as he now has three goals through three games in the tournament.
Lindholm sustained an apparent leg injury in Saturday's World Championship game against Germany. Lindholm was slashed on the back of his right leg just as fellow countryman and Hurricanes teammate Victor Rask scored a goal. Lindholm appeared to be in a lot of pain before getting helped off the ice. The winger capped off a breakout season with Carolina this year, notching 11 goals with a career-high 34 helpers over 72 contests. He has one year remaining on his standard NHL contract before hitting restricted free-agent status.
Lindholm scored his 10th goal of the year on a power play in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens. While he's already set a new career high in points, it took Lindholm quite awhile to break double-digit goals in 2016-17. He's always been more of a distributor than a sniper, of course, but if the young Swede continues developing with an eye on finishing effectively against NHL netminders, it wouldn't be surprising to see him increase his goal output in the long run. We haven't really seen 2013's No. 5 pick break out yet, which may be leaving some fantasy owners anxious, but Lindholm is still only 22 years old with a load of upside.
Lindholm scored his ninth goal of the season and added an assist in Sunday's win over the Flyers. That's three goals in four games for Lindholm, who is finally starting to find the back of the net. He's stuck on just nine tallies this season, but his 39 points make him valuable in some deeper leagues. The 22-year-old is skating on the second line, but with Carolina out of playoff contention, it's hard to recommend Lindholm as a fantasy play during this final stretch -- even given his recent production.
Lindholm collected two assists, two shots on net, a minor penalty and a plus-2 rating during Monday's win over the Islanders. Dating back to late December, Lindholm has 26 points and 71 shots through 29 games. His four goals over that span are hardly a difference maker, but he's still padding the points and shots columns. Carolina has four games remaining this week, so Lindholm is a worthwhile grab in weekly settings or for owners looking to stock pile counting stats. Additionally, in keeper/dynasty settings, this should prove to be a good buy-low opportunity for the 22-year-old forward.
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