The Montreal Canadiens agreed to terms Wednesday with goaltender Charlie Lindgren on a two-year, two-way contract.
Lindgren, who recently completed his NCAA season with St. Cloud State, will accompany the Canadiens on their upcoming Florida road trip. Goaltender Ben Scrivens will be placed on waivers at noon Wednesday.
"We are very happy to have reached an agreement with Charlie Lindgren," Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said. "Lindgren was in our mind the best free agent goaltender available coming out of the U.S. college level. He made the decision to join the Canadiens organization and will complete the season with the team. Lindgren is a top goaltender coming out of college, and becomes an excellent prospect for our organization, bringing some depth at this position."
Lindgren went 30-9-1 in 40 games for St. Cloud State with five shutouts, a 2.13 goals-against average and .925 save percentage.
Scrivens was acquired Dec. 28 from the Edmonton Oilers, who had him playing for their American Hockey League affiliate in Bakersfield. He was 5-8-0 in 15 games with a 3.07 GAA and .906 save percentage, sharing time with Mike Condon.
Goaltender Carey Price will also make the trip along with four other injured players, including defenseman P.K. Subban and forward Brendan Gallagher.
The Canadiens play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday and the Florida Panthers on Saturday.