(Nam Y. Huh/AP)

Fantasy Summary

Starting potential even if that may be as a co-starter, who will be groomed behind Carey Price. He could post strong numbers in his spot-starts once he makes the team. Until then, he should star in the AHL as he attempts to prove that he is NHL ready.


Observations

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March 2019 – Although his numbers may not be stellar, Lindgren has progressed this campaign. The big club seems to agree as they’ve recalled the young netminder on Monday. This move was made shortly after another poor outing from the Canadiens’ backup, Antti Niemi. Early this year, Lindgren missed nearly two months of action with a lower body injury. His mediocre stats are likely linked to his returning to form after recovering. This is an exciting time for the player as he should be allotted a few starts in the NHL which could be chained into a permanent backup role next fall. Jesse Sherman

February 2018 – One week after signing a three-year, one-way extension with the team, Charlie Lindgren has been recalled by the Montreal Canadiens a day after Carey Price took a slap shot to the head in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Price remained in the game, was not pulled by league concussion spotters and showed no ill signs after quickly removing his mask and talking to the team medical staff. He did not practice and the Canadiens still haven’t declared any injury to Price but announced Lindgren as an emergency call-up. The 24-year-old displayed his talent over