Canadiens lose Lindstrom on waivers!

Canadiens lose Lindstrom on waivers!

Movement on the waiver wire on Wednesday:



The Anaheim Ducks have claimed defenseman Gustav Lindstrom off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.

The Habs had placed the 25-year-old blue liner on the wire on Tuesday.

The defender has only taken part in 14 games with the Canadiens this season, collecting three goals and one assist. He also took part in four contests with the Habs’ farm club, he AHL’s Laval Rocket, though he did not manage to record a single point.

Lindstrom was in his first season with the Canadiens after spending the first four years of his career with the Detroit Red Wings. They selected him in the second round of the 2017 draft. Last season, the Swedish defenseman had recorded eight points in 36 games with Detroit.

In his career overall, Lindstrom has five goals and 29 points in 142 career games.

He will now continue his journey with the Ducks, who traded blue liner Jamie Drysdale, along with a draft pick, to the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday, in return for forward Cutter Gauthier.

Other waiver news

On Wednesday, there was also one player that was placed on waivers. Colorado Avalanche forward Chris Wagner was put on the wire as he continues to recover from a ruptured Achilles. He had been on a rehabilitation stint with the AHL Colorado for the past week.

The winger signed a two-way contract with the Avalanche in July, so he is waived with the purpose of reassignment once he is activated from season-opening injured reserve.

Wagner spent the majority of the 2022-23 season with Boston’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Providence Bruins, recording 19 goals and 31 points in 62 games. He ranked third on the team in goals and tied for first in shorthanded tallies (1). He also skated in one game for Boston.

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