A rookie National Hockey League goaltender could be playing for his second NHL team sooner rather than later.
Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friemdan believes that multiple NHL organizations have reached out to general manager Marc Bergevin and the Montreal Canadiens about the availability of backup goaltender Charlie Lindgren. Friedman has not identified any of the teams although he did state his belief that the Florida Panthers are among that group.
Lindgren had a very strong performance when Habs starting goaltender Carey Price went down to injury earlier in the season, recording a 2.43 goals against average and a save percentage of .924 over 8 games for the Canadiens. That is almost certainly what has put him on the radar of rival organizations.
Because of how secretive Bergevin is when it comes to trades Friedman has been unable to ascertain how interested the Habs are in moving Lindgren, but you have to imagine that if the offer is right the Canadiens GM will pull the trigger. He has after all never shied away from making deals when he feels they will improve his team.