The Minnesota Wild suffered a huge loss on Thursday when it was revealed that starting goaltender Devan Dubnyk would miss significant time due to a knee injury suffered earlier in the week against the Calgary Flames, and that report has now sparked some interesting rumors.
Habs insider Eric Engels of Sportsnet now believes that the Minnesota Wild should target Montreal Canadiens backup goaltender Charlie Lindgren, who has been sent back down to the American Hockey League since the return of Carey Price.
Lindgren was very strong in Price's absence playing in 8 games for the Canadiens recording a 2.43 goals against average and a 0.924 save percentage on a team that was having some major struggles at the time.
Those are very respectable numbers for a backup and his acquisition could allow the Wild to hang out to their Wildcard spot while Dubnyk makes a full recovery from his knee injury.
Engels believes the Wild have prospects in their system that would interest the Canadiens in such a deal, although he did not mention which ones the Canadiens could potentially target in exchange for Lindgren.