Gustav Lindström
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Unexpectedly, an NHL player is formally put on waivers

Published January 9, 2024 at 5:24 PM
The Montreal Canadiens unexpectedly placed defenseman Gustav Lindstrom on waivers, marking a notable decision.

At 25, the Swedish player appeared in 14 games for Montreal this season, contributing three goals and four points, and averaged about 15 minutes on ice per game.

Lindstrom is one of the team's eight defensemen and has been sharing duties as an additional defenseman with Johnathan Kovacevic.

Now in his fifth NHL season, Lindstrom began his NHL journey with the Detroit Red Wings in the 2019-20 season, arriving from Sweden's Frolunda HC.

The Red Wings selected him as their 38th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. In August, Lindstrom was traded to the Canadiens in a deal that sent Jeff Petry to Detroit.

Although he hasn't played since December 9th, Lindstrom's placement on waivers followed a game against the Buffalo Sabres. He previously cleared waivers on October 8th and started the season with the AHL's Laval Rocket, only to be called up in late October.

During this season in the AHL, Lindstrom played four games, recording no points, one penalty, and a -6 rating. His future in the league hinges on what unfolds next.

Considering the Boston Bruins' significant struggles with injuries, the question arises: should they seize the opportunity and claim Lindstrom?

Source: Hawksinsider
January 9   |   288 answers
Unexpectedly, an NHL player is formally put on waivers

Should the Bruins claim Lindstrom off waivers?

Yes17861.8 %
No11038.2 %
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