Charlie Lindgren

Charlie Lindgren

30-Year-Old GoalieG
Washington Capitals
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Lindgren played in a career-high 31 games in his first year with the Capitals, but he experienced mixed results with a 13-11-3 record, a 3.05 GAA and an .899 save percentage. He's still a clear backup to Darcy Kuemper, though Kuemper's injury risk makes Lindgren a candidate to see some lofty time for a No. 2 netminder. He's unlikely to dazzle with his ratios in 2023-24, but he can be an effective short-term stopgap in most fantasy formats if the playing time's there. Otherwise, Lindgren can only be considered as a depth goalie in deep formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $3.3 million contract with the Capitals in July of 2022.
Wins third straight
GWashington Capitals
April 16, 2024
Lindgren stopped 27 of 28 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Flyers.
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Lindgren was sharp again Tuesday, holding the Flyers to a lone Erik Johnson goal in the second period en route to a playoff-clinching victory. The 30-year-old Lindgren now has three wins in four days to close out the regular season, allowing just three goals on 78 shots in that span. He'll wrap up the campaign with a 25-16-7 record, .911 save percentage and 2.67 GAA across 50 appearances.
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Likely to face Avalanche
GWashington Capitals
January 22, 2024
Lindgren will probably start Wednesday's road game against Colorado, according to Michael Russo of The Athletic.
ANALYSIS
Russo reported Monday that Darcy Kuemper will start Tuesday in Minnesota, so Lindgren is likely to get the second half of Washington's back-to-back. The 30-year-old Lindgren has a 9-5-3 record this season with a 2.27 GAA and a .926 save percentage through 19 games played.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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 again Tuesday
GWashington Capitals
April 16, 2024
Lindgren will be between the pipes on the road against the Flyers on Tuesday, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.
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Earns sixth shutout
GWashington Capitals
April 16, 2024
Lindgren stopped 16 shots in a 2-0 shutout win over the Bruins on Monday.
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In goal Monday
GWashington Capitals
April 15, 2024
Lindgren will be between the pipes for Monday's home matchup with Boston, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.
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Warming up at right time
GWashington Capitals
April 13, 2024
Lindgren made 32 saves in a 4-2 win over the Lightning on Saturday.
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Tending twine Saturday
GWashington Capitals
April 13, 2024
Lindgren will protect the home net Saturday against Tampa Bay, according to Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network.
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