Charlie Lindgren

28-Year-Old GoalieG
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Washington completely remade their goaltending room this offseason, shipping out Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek while bringing in Darcy Kuemper and Lindgren. Kuemper, who got five years and a shade over $26 million will be the unquestioned starter, while Lindgren, at three years and $3.3 million, will be the backup. Lindgren more than earned his contract by posting a 5-0-0 record along with a sparkling 1.22 GAA and .958 save percentage a year ago. Those types of numbers will obviously not stick over a larger sample, but the 28-year-old Minnesota native should be a capable understudy for Kuemper. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $3.3 million contract with the Capitals in July of 2022.
Falls against Blues
GWashington Capitals
November 17, 2022
Lindgren surrendered four goals on 24 shots through overtime in a 5-4 shootout loss to St. Louis on Thursday.
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Lindgren allowed two goals in six shootout rounds. He's 2-1-2 with a 3.13 GAA and .905 save percentage in six contests. He's allowed at least three goals in each of the five games he's started this season, so Washington hasn't been given much of a reason to use him instead of Darcy Kuemper outside of when Kuemper needs a breather.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Lindgren's fantasy outlook took a hit when the Canadiens signed Jake Allen this offseason, bumping the former to third on the depth chart. Lindgren wasn't great in 2019-20 with a 2-4-0 record, a 3.33 GAA and an .888 save percentage in six NHL games. He also went 7-6-2 with a 2.67 GAA and an .893 save percentage with AHL Laval. Entering 2020-21, Lindgren likely lines up as the Canadiens' taxi squad goalie, but he might have to compete with Cayden Primeau for that role. With two established veterans ahead of him, Lindgren may not make an NHL appearance this year.
When Lindgren joined the Canadiens in 2016, he immediately became the heir-apparent to Carey Price. However, three years later, it's looking like he doesn't deserve the inheritance. While he's been good in short stints at the NHL level, Lindgren has not performed as well at AHL Laval. The 25-year-old has posted a sub-par 3.17 GAA and .885 save percentage over the last two seasons in the minors. The Rocket haven't been very good during that time, so there's definitely an element of that at play, but NHL-caliber goaltenders are generally able to overcome a poor supporting cast at the AHL level. If Lindgren continues to underwhelm at Laval, Cayden Primeau will likely jump him on the organizational depth chart.
Lindgren signed a three-year deal in February and at one point, profiled as Carey Price's backup in 2018. However, in a surprise twist, the Canadiens signed Antti Niemi to a one-year deal, delaying Lindgren's arrival. Niemi earned the right to back up Price by outplaying Lindgren, who was 4-8-2 along with a 3.03 goals-against average and .908 save percentage at the NHL level, and even worse for bottom-feeding AHL Laval. Lindgren started strong in Montreal, but injuries weakened the team around him. He'll start 2018-19 in the AHL; however, if Montreal's season goes the way many pundits think, Lindgren will be promoted to begin his stint as Price's backup.
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Starting in St. Louis
GWashington Capitals
November 17, 2022
Lindgren will tend the visiting crease against St. Louis on Thursday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
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Appears in relief
GWashington Capitals
November 13, 2022
Lindgren turned aside 24 of 25 shots in relief during Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Lightning.
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Fends off Oilers
GWashington Capitals
November 7, 2022
Lindgren stopped 25 of 29 shots in Monday's 5-4 win over the Oilers.
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Starting Monday night
GWashington Capitals
November 7, 2022
Lindgren was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports, indicating he will start Monday's home game against Edmonton.
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Falls to Knights in OT
GWashington Capitals
November 1, 2022
Lindgren made 28 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
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