The Montreal Canadiens have announced they have traded defenceman Jeff Petry to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for defenceman Gustav Lindstrom and a fourth-round pick in 2025.
In addition to trading Petry to the Wings, the Canadiens will also retain 50 percent of his salary.
The condition on the fourth-round pick in 2025 is that it will be whichever pick is later in the draft between Detroit’s own fourth-round pick and Boston’s fourth-round pick.
Petry joins former Habs defencemen Ben Chariot in Detroit.
He was recently re-acquired by the Canadiens in the three-way trade that sent Erik Karlsson to the Pittsburgh Penguins, as well as Mike Hoffman to the San Jose Sharks.
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Gustav Lindstrom, 24, is a right-handed defenceman who was a second-round pick (38th overall) at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. After spending a season with Frolunda in the SHL, Lindstrom made his way to North America in 2018, where he spent 16 games with the Red Wings, as well as 45 games with their AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapid Griffins.
The following season was split between the Red Wings, the Rapid Griffins, and Almtuna of the Swedish Hockey League.
In 2021-22 he played 63 games with the Red Wings, earning one goal and 12 assists. Last season he featured in only 36 Red Wings games, scoring one goal and seven assists.
Lindstrom is a very calm presence on the ice, preferring to play a safe game in the offensive zone, which explains his overall lack of production. However, he is quite adept at breakouts, which is an area of concern for the Montreal Canadiens, particularly on the right side of the ice.
He’ll be among the many players looking to make a name for themselves at training camp, especially since there should be an opening on the right side now that Petry is no longer in the mix.
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