Lindholm was sent to the Checkers at the beginning of the month with the intent of receiving more ice time and getting used to the smaller NHL ice. The Swede played six games in Charlotte, recording one goal and two assists.
The numbers may not seem that great for a high draft pick, but the team was going through a horrible stretch of games, that still isn’t over. In all six games Lindholm played, the Checkers lost every single one.
Terry did not record a point in seven games with the Canes, but did score a shootout winner against the Ducks. His shootout skills will be missed in Raleigh, as he was one of a few players that had success in the skills competition.
These moves should help both the Hurricanes and Checkers. If Lindholm is given the right amount of ice time and linemates, he should be able to create more offense than Terry, while the 24-year-old will help the Checkers pull out of the hole they are currently in.