Lindstrom garnered his first career NHL point Friday, contributing a power-play assist in a 2-1 win over the Blackhawks.
It took the young Swede exactly one month to get on the board, but Lindstrom deserves credit for his quick look at Robby Fabbri, who was wide open for a one-timer that went past Corey Crawford. The silver lining behind Detroit's tumultuous season is that its prospects are getting a chance to shine on the big stage. Lindstrom was chosen in the second round (38th overall) of the 2017 draft, and it appears that his only threat for playing time on the third pair is Cody Goloubef.
Lindstrom (undisclosed) feel "ready to go" ahead of Saturday's game against the Senators, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Lindstrom wasn't able to play Thursday against Minnesota, but his undisclosed injury was always believed to be minor. The rookie defenseman appears to be healthy ahead of Saturday's contest, but there's no guarantee that he'll be in the lineup against Ottawa. He's gone scoreless in 11 appearances with the big club this campaign.
Lindstrom (undisclosed) won't play Thursday against Minnesota.
Lindstrom's undisclosed injury is believed to be minor, so he shouldn't be sidelined for long. The 21-year-old blueliner, who's gone scoreless in 11 appearances with the big club this campaign, will be reevaluated prior to Saturday's matchup with Ottawa.
Lindstrom (undisclosed) is considered questionable for Thursday's game against the Wild.
The specific nature of Lindstrom's injury remains a mystery, but coach Jeff Blashill doesn't expect it to keep the 21-year-old blueliner sidelined long term, even if it prevents him from suiting up Thursday. Another update on Lindstrom's status should surface prior to puck drop against Minnesota.
Detroit recalled Lindstrom from AHL Grand Rapids on Tuesday.
Filip Hronek is still working his way back from a head injury, so Lindstrom will round out the Red Wings' depth at defense for Tuesday's game versus the Devils. The 2017 second-round pick has gone scoreless while posting a minus-7 rating in 10 appearances with the parent club this season.
The Red Wings reassigned Lindstrom to AHL Grand Rapids on Monday.
The 21-year-old had seen action at the top level in the past 10 games, going pointless while averaging 16:20 of ice time. General manager Steve Yzerman said Monday that Lindstrom is eligible for the AHL playoffs already, so he could be recalled ahead of Tuesday's game against New Jersey. The Swede has produced just five assists with a minus-12 rating in 45 games at the AHL level this campaign.
Detroit recalled Lindstrom from AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday.
The Red Wings placed Mike Green (upper body) on injured reserve in a corresponding move, so Lindstrom will round out the team's depth on the back end for the foreseeable future. The 21-year-old Swede has notched five helpers while posting a minus-12 rating in 45 AHL appearances this season.
Lindstrom is likely bound for AHL Grand Rapids to start his professional hockey career, Ansar Khan of Mlive.com reports.
Lindstrom produced only three goals and three assists through 40 regular-season games with Frolunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League last season, but Khan suggests that the physical 20-year-old Swede is perhaps the franchise's "most NHL-ready defense prospect." Selected by Detroit in the second round (38th overall) of the 2017 draft, Lindstrom is worth keeping an eye on, but he's probably not worth a fantasy pick in the infancy of his professional career.
Lindstrom, a Red Wings prospect, recently won a championship with HC Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League.
The Red Wings nabbed Lindstrom with the 38th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. It can be tough to get an in-depth look at these prospects when they're still playing in their homeland overseas, though Lindstrom contributing to a championship team undoubtedly will raise some eyebrows within the Original Six franchise. He probably doesn't need to be stashed in dynasty leagues, but it'll be interesting to see how the Swede fares once he takes his talents to North America.
Lindstrom agreed to terms with the Red Wings on a three-year, entry-level contract Friday.
Lindstrom has spent the last two seasons with Almtuna IS of the Swe-1 league, totaling eight goals and 23 points in 87 contests. The 2017 second-round pick will play for Frolunda HC of the SHL in 2018-19, so there's no reason for fantasy owners in redraft leagues to have him on their radars at this juncture.
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