Lindholm will play at the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia. When asked about attending Worlds on the last media day for the Flames, he was non-committal about attending. Lindholm's decision to represent Sweden gives the team a forward coming off of a career year with 27 goals and 78 points in 81 regular-season games. This is Lindholm's third appearance in the tournament.
Lindholm has yet to decide about representing Sweden at the World Championship in Slovakia, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Lindholm last played at the Worlds in 2017 as part of Sweden's gold-medal-winning team that year. He contributed five goals and two assists in that run. Lindholm is coming off a regular season that saw him set career highs with 27 goals and 51 helpers for 78 points. He had a tally and an apple in five postseason appearances, his first taste of playoff action at the NHL level.
Lindholm scored a power-play goal on three shots and added four hits and four PIM in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Avalanche. Lindholm has two points and 16 hits in four games in the series. He's also blocked eight shots. His first taste of playoff action hasn't quite gone to plan, as the Flames are down 3-1 in the series. Lindholm had 78 points in the regular season, but has yet to have the same impact in the playoffs.
Lindholm compiled a power-play assist, two shots and five hits in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Avalanche in Game 1 of their first-round series. Lindholm registered 78 points in 81 regular-season appearances, as well as 82 hits. It's not likely for the top-line winger to have five hits a game, but his physicality is a rarely-discussed aspect to Lindholm's game, which can help create space for linemate Johnny Gaudreau. Lindholm can probably help DFS players in the first round of the playoffs.
Lindholm (rest) will rejoin the lineup Saturday against the Oilers in the regular-season finale, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Lindholm's position for the contest is still up in the air with Sean Monahan (illness) officially a game-time decision. Should Monahan be out, Lindholm will likely center Johnny Gaudreau and James Neal. He's had a career year with 78 points (27 goals, 51 assists), and he'll get one more chance to add to those impressive totals.
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