Lindgren made 44 saves in a 6-5 shootout win over Toronto on Saturday.
Sure, there were a lot of goals scored, but Lindgren was outstanding. He's quiet an acrobat. The Habs will need to make a contract decision on Lindgren soon and this performance will go a long way toward making him a part of Montreal's future.
Lindgren will draw the start Saturday against the visiting Maple Leafs, Jean-Francois Chaumont of Le Journal de Montreal reports.
Lindgren will be making his first NHL appearance since March of 2018. It makes sense that he'd get the nod over franchise tender Carey Price, seeing as how the Habs are eliminated from playoff contention. The silver lining for those of you wanting to stream Lindgren in DFS is that the Leafs will be resting their fair share of regulars -- particularly on the blue line -- in the upcoming contest. Lindgren is 7-8-0 (two shutouts) with a 2.78 GAA and .914 save percentage over 17 career top-level starts.
Lindgren was promoted to the NHL on Monday.
Lindgren has posted an 11-14-6 record in 33 AHL appearances in 2018-19, to go along with a 2.94 GAA and .884 save percentage. With Antti Niemi struggling behind Carey Price in Montreal's crease, the Canadiens had to make a move to address what's been an ongoing concern for most of the year. The decision to recall Lindgren could mean Montreal plans to cut ties with Niemi, though nothing has been confirmed on that front.
Lindgren (lower body) will be between the pipes for AHL Laval's clash with AHL Manitoba on Thursday, Anthony Marcotte of 919 Sports reports.
Lindgren has been dealing with a lower-body issue that kept him out of action for six weeks, but he appears to be healthy and ready to go for the Rocket. While the Habs haven't needed him of late, the youngster being back to 100 percent gives the team options if Carey Price or Antti Niemi got hurt.
Lindgren is unavailable for AHL Laval due to an injury, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.
The injury is reportedly to the lower-body, per Habs Eyes On The Prize. That explains why Michael McNiven, and not Lindgren, was recalled from Laval to replace Carey Price (lower body). The Habs obviously hope Price's absence is a short one, as McNiven is not a long-term solution.
Lindgren was reassigned to AHL Laval on Sunday, TSN reports.
Lindgren was called up Saturday as an emergency option for a game against the Penguins, but Antti Niemi started in place of Carey Price (illness) and went the distance against his former team. Lindgren heading back down to the minors suggests that Price is feeling well enough to play again.
Lindgren was rendered an emergency recall from AHL Laval on Saturday. He will be on hand for Saturday evening's home game against the Penguins since Carey Price is dealing with the flu.
Goalies called up under emergency conditions rarely start that same night, so early signs point to Antti Niemi getting the start against the Pens. However, it will be worth checking back to make sure that holds true. Lindgren went 4-8-2 with a 3.03 GAA and .908 save percentage with the Habs last season. Overall, those numbers left a lot to be desired, though the American backstop did add a pair of shutouts to the season ledger.
Lindgren has been assigned to AHL Laval, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Lindgren battled Antti Niemi for the job backing up Carey Price, but Niemi was the best goalie during the preseason, so Lindgren heads back to the Rocket. He had an 8-19-2 record with a 3.39 goals-against average and .886 save percentage for Laval in 2017-18.
Lindgren stopped 11 of 13 shots in Thursday's 5-2 preseason win over Washington.
Lindgren wasn't very busy in the first period, as the Canadiens raced out to a 3-0 lead while holding a 15-3 edge in shots. Things didn't get much tougher for him after that, either, though the Capitals did muster a pair of power-play goals among their limited scoring opportunities.
Lindgren is slated to be between the pipes for Thursday's matchup with Washington, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Lindgren will continue to see action throughout the preseason, which will certainly help his development, but the young netminder will be shipped off to AHL Laval toward the end of training camp. Carey Price and Antti Niemi are locked into their respective roles, so there simply isn't a spot for Lindgren on the 23-man roster.
Lindgren will be given a shot to back up Carey Price, but coach Claude Julien noted it would be easier for him to start the year at AHL Laval, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Lindgren had been on a path to be Price's backup last season before the Canadiens locked up the 35-year-old Antti Niemi to a one-year deal during the offseason. In theory, Lindgren will battle Niemi for the No. 2 job, but because Lindgren doesn't need to clear waivers, it's likely he ends up with Laval to start the season. However, later in the season -- a season in which the Canadiens have signaled as a rebuilding year -- we expect Lindgren to get back to the NHL.
Lindgren is listed among the netminders on the initial roster for the upcoming IIHF World Championships, USA Hockey reports.
Lindgren spent most of his 2017-18 season playing in the AHL, posting an unsavory .886 save percentage and a 3.39 GAA with Laval. While he's on the roster for Team USA, the presence of both Keith Kinkaid and Scott Darling suggests he won't see much action between the pipes. Lindgren inked a three-year contract extension with the Canadiens in February, potentially positioning him for the backup role if Antti Niemi heads elsewhere in free agency this offseason.
Lindgren was sent back to AHL Laval on Monday.
With Carey Price (concussion) ready to go, Lindgren was required to be reassigned to the minors due to his emergency recall status. It was likely a disappointing end to the Minnesota native's NHL season, as he went 0-4-0 in his final four outings, along with a 5.02 GAA. Where Lindgren starts the 2018-19 campaign will depend on whether Antti Niemi -- who is slated to become an unrestricted free agent -- resigns with the team or ends up elsewhere.
Lindgren made 45 saves in a 4-0 loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Man, was he busy. Lindgren was at his acrobatic best Saturday night -- the score should have been much higher than it was. But he has lost his last four starts and allowed 20 goals in that span. Do not use him, at least right now. There's just too much risk.
Lindgren will be in goal for Saturday's clash with Toronto.
Lindgren's last matchup with the Maple Leafs is one he would probably like to forget, as he gave up five goals on 27 shots. The Minnesota native is currently bogged down in a three-game losing streak and has registered a mere four wins in 13 contests this season.
Lindgren made 20 saves in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
March has not been kind to Lindgren, as the 24-year-old has now coughed up 19 goals in his last four games with an .848 save percentage. The Habs are giving the youngster a chance to establish himself as an NHL-caliber goalie while Carey Price (concussion) is sidelined, but with just one win in his last nine appearances, Lindgren isn't exactly seizing his opportunity.
Lindgren will defend the cage versus the Blue Jackets on Monday, Marc Antoine Godin of The Athletic Montreal reports.
Lindgren -- who has been splitting the netminding duties with Antti Niemi -- will look to shake off a pair of disappointing performances in which he gave up a combined 11 goals. Considering the Habs are 15 points out of the Wild Card hunt, the club has essentially thrown in the towel on the 2017-18 season and will likely continue to divide the starts between Niemi and Lindgren -- especially with Carey Price (concussion) sidelined.
Lindgren let in five goals on 32 shots Thursday, resulting in a 5-0 road loss to the Panthers.
Lindgren allowed three goals at even strength, one on a Florida power play, and yet another with the opposition shorthanded. With Antti Niemi (lower body) only dressing as a backup Thursday and all-world backstop Carey Price (concussion) out of commission, Habs coach Claude Julien entrusted Lindgren to step up, but it simply didn't happen. He's now 4-6-2 with a 2.78 GAA and .914 save percentage -- numbers that certainly won't excite most fantasy answers.
Lindgren will be tending the away goal Thursday against the Panthers.
With Antti Niemi banged up and Carey Price still injured, Lindgren gets the nod. Though he has a 2.57 GAA and a .920 save percentage, the 24-year-old is trying to bounce back after allowing six goals on 33 shots in his last start. The Panthers have scored 3.03 goals per game at home, so Lindgren could be in for a true test.
Lindgren was beaten six times on 33 shots in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Devils.
Lindgren was hung out to dry in the opening frame, during which New Jersey held a decisive 17-5 edge in shots and raced out to a 4-0 lead on the scoreboard. While Montreal largely carried play thereafter, two more pucks got by Lindgren in the second. With Max Paxioretty (knee) the latest impact player to hit the shelf for the struggling Canadiens, it's tough to find a less imposing group of skaters in the entire NHL. As a result, both Lindgren and Antti Niemi are projected to be underwhelming options in net for the rest of the year.
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