Charlie Lindgren provides sensational depth for a goaltender-needy team
The goaltending market will be busy this season, so while he’s not a hot potential trade piece to watch, Charlie Lindgren could find himself on the move. His contract runs through 2025, and his $1.1 million AAV could have teams looking for goaltending depth interested.
So far in 2023-24, Lindgren has seen time in 22 contests, posting a 2.71 GAA and a 0.912 save percentage to go with a solid 0.619 quality starts percentage. While other goaltenders that are more likely to go elsewhere like Marc-Andre Fleury, Jacob Markstrom, and Kaapo Kahkonen boast more prominent names, their productivity hasn’t matched Lindgren’s this year.
A team like the Edmonton Oilers could come calling, as they still need someone behind Stuart Skinner as opposed to Calvin Pickard. Edmonton is especially cash-strapped, which makes them a remarkable fit to trade for someone who won’t break the bank like Lindgren.
Overall, this trade is a relatively simple one, with Lindgren going to Edmonton for the Oilers own trade chip in Philip Broberg and a third-round pick in 2025. Broberg’s career has yet to materialize with the Oilers, and it’s looking as though Edmonton isn’t a great fit for the young blueliner. So he gets a fresh start in Washington while Lindgren gets a legitimate chance to win a Cup.