New York Rangers may sign Ryan Lindgren’s brother Charlie as next backup

The New York Rangers need a new backup goalie now that they’ve traded Alexandar Georgiev to the Colorado Avalanche.

Two pending UFA targets that were expected to be high on Chris Drury’s wishlist may be going elsewhere. According to Elliotte Friedman, Thomas Greiss is heading to the St. Louis Blues and Martin Jones may be signing with the Seattle Kraken.

That doesn’t leave the New York Rangers with too many options unless they want to go with aging veteran Jaroslav Halak.

Signs now point to the team adding Ryan Lindgren’s older brother Charlie as the team’s new backup

Charlie Lindgren a potential free agent target

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Dec 17, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Blues goaltender Charlie Lindgren (39) looks on during the first period against the Dallas Stars at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Lindgren, 28, played five games last season with the St. Louis Blues and went a perfect 5-0-0. He posted a 1.22 GAA and a .958 SV% in those starts.

For his career, the undrafted netminder has played in 29 games between the Montreal Canadiens and Blues. The Minnesota native is 15-12-2 with a 2.74 GAA, and a .913 SV% in those contests.

Lindgren’s last contract was for $750,000 which would be a much better fit cap-wise than any of the veterans mentioned earlier. Those players are expected to come in at $1.5M to $2M per season.

Andrew Copp signing with Detroit Red Wings

Andrew Copp appears to be heading home. The Michigan native is rumored to be signing with the Detroit Red Wings.

Copp, 28, recorded 53 points in 72 games this past season with the Winnipeg Jets and New York Rangers. It was his playoff run with the Blueshirts that certainly raised his profile as he notched 14 points in 20 games.

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