When Carey Price was sidelined by a lower-body injury earlier this season, Montreal Canadiens were able to get an extended look a Charlie Lindgren and he certainly looked ready to be on the NHL roster.
And if the average fan could see it, you can bet there are 30 general managers around the NHL took a good look at the young net minder before he was sent back to the American Hockey League after Price returned from injury.
The Pittsburgh Penguins now find themselves in a real bind. They waived their former backup goaltender Antti Niemi, who is now serving as Price’s backup here in Montreal after a short stint with the Florida Panthers.
The two-time defending Stanley Cup champs lost their top net minder Matt Murray to injury Monday night and he is considered week-to-week.
It is easy to believe that the Penguins will be looking to add another net minder to remain in the playoff race while Murray nurses his right leg injury. They could be interested in making a deal for Lindgren, whose trade value has never been higher.
Depending on the return, would you be willing to trade Charlie Lindgren?