Ducks Claim Defenseman Off Waivers From Canadiens

The Anaheim Ducks have added to their defensive depth, as they have claimed Gustav Lindstrom off of waivers from the Montreal Canadiens. 

Seeing the Ducks bring in a right-shot defenseman is entirely understandable, as they recently traded Jamie Drysdale to the Philadelphia Flyers as a part of the Cutter Gauthier deal. As a result, there was a hole on their right side, and now they have added Lindstrom as a player to help fill it.

Lindstrom was acquired by the Canadiens during this past offseason, but now his tenure with the club has already come to an end. In 14 games this season with the Habs, he had three goals to go along with an assist and an even plus/minus rating. 

Lindstrom had become the odd man out on the Habs' blue line, and a waiver placement had been expected before it officially came to fruition. Now, the Ducks have added the 25-year-old because of it, and he stands a very good shot of receiving consistent minutes on their blue line.

In 142 career NHL games over his career split between the Detroit Red Wings and the Canadiens, Lindstrom has five goals, 29 points, and a minus-33 rating. Let's see how well he improves upon these stats as a Duck from here.

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