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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-17-3 81
35-18-6 76
31-22-7 69
30-25-4 64
27-22-9 63
27-21-8 62
24-20-14 62
19-28-10 48

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 15 18 -9 21:24 12

Top Rasmus Sandin News

  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: Tickles twine Thursday

    Sandin registered a goal while logging 18:04 of ice time during Thursday's 5-3 win over the Lightning.

    Sandin took advantage of blown defensive zone coverage to fire home his fourth goal of the campaign. The 23-year-old had a sleepy start to the season, but with three goals and 11 points in his last 16 games, Sandin may have turned the corner at the right time as he heads towards restricted free agency in the summer.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: Adds helper in overtime loss

    Sandin recorded an assist and three shots on goal in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Sandin's offense is starting to come around -- he has two goals and two assists over his last five games. The 23-year-old defenseman helped out on Nic Dowd's tally in the first period. Sandin has 15 points, 55 shots on net, 73 blocked shots, 44 hits and a minus-10 rating over 43 contests this season. He's still in a top-four role with power-play time, but Sandin will play second fiddle on the blue line as long as John Carlson is in the Capitals' lineup.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: Good to go

    Sandin (upper body) will be activated from injured reserve ahead of his return to the lineup Tuesday against Minnesota, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    Sandin, who has missed the past eight games, is slated to be with Trevor van Riemsdyk in his return to the lineup. The 23-year-old Sandin should also see time on the second power-play unit. He has 11 assists, 45 shots on goal, 65 blocked shots and 34 hits in 36 games this season. Ethan Bear and Alexander Alexeyev are expected to be healthy scratches for Tuesday's contest.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: In regular jersey at practice

    Sandin (upper body) is practicing in a regular jersey Thursday, per Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post.

    Sandin has missed the last six games -- this is the first time since rejoining practice a week ago that he's been able to shed his non-contact jersey. Sandin had five assists in his last five games before the injury, giving the defenseman 11 assists in 36 games. Should Sandin play Thursday versus St. Louis, he could replace Joel Edmundson in the lineup and see second-unit power-play time in place of Ethan Bear.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: Practicing in non-contact jersey

    Sandin (upper body) practiced in a non-contact jersey Friday, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    Sandin was on the ice for the first time with his teammates since he was injured Jan. 3. Sandin left the ice before the end of practice. He is eligible to return to action off injured reserve at any time. Sandin has yet to score this season after lighting the lamp seven times last year, but he does have 11 assists in 36 games. Look for Joel Edmundson to become the seventh defenseman, upon the return of Sandin to the lineup.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: On injured reserve

    Sandin (upper body) was put on injured reserve Thursday, per Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post.

    Sandin last played Jan. 3, so the move can be made retroactive to that date, in which case the defenseman would be eligible to be activated whenever he's healthy. The 23-year-old has 11 assists, 34 hits and 65 blocks in 36 outings in 2023-24. When Sandin is ready to return, Joel Edmundson might serve as a healthy scratch.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: Still sidelined Thursday

    Sandin (upper body) will not be in the lineup versus Seattle on Thursday, Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network reports.

    Sandin will be shelved for a third consecutive game due to his upper-body problem. While the blueliner has yet to score a goal this season, he was finding his offensive stride before getting hurt with five helpers in his last five contests, including a pair of power-play helpers.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: Dealing with upper-body issue

    Sandin, who missed Sunday's win over LA due to an illness, is now considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network reports.

    Sandin should be regarded as questionable for Thursday's game versus Seattle. He was on a roll prior to missing the last two contests due to an illness, picking up five helpers through his last five outings.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: Won't play Sunday

    Sandin (illness) didn't practice Saturday and will miss Sunday's game versus the Kings, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    Sandin also sat out Friday's 6-2 loss to the Hurricanes. The 23-year-old blueliner has 11 assists and a minus-8 rating through 36 games this season. Ethan Bear will likely continue to work on the second defensive pairing and power-play unit while Sandin is sidelined.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: Not playing Friday

    Sandin (illness) was not at practice Friday and won't play in the evening's contest versus Carolina, per Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post.

    Sandin's spot at practice was taken by Ethan Bear, who also replaced him on the second power play. Sandin exploded offensively for the Capitals last season after his trade from Toronto, scoring three times and adding 12 assists in 19 games. He has not had the same offensive luck this season, picking up 11 assists in 36 games.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: Two helpers in Tuesday's win

    Sandin collected two assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Penguins.

    All of Washington's scoring came in the first period as the team grabbed a 4-0 lead that it nearly squandered. Sandin had just one point, a helper, through the first 11 games in December, but he's found a bit of a groove with four assists in the last four contests. The 23-year-old blueliner is still looking for his first goal of the season, and he's managed a paltry 10 points in 35 games overall.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: Ends drought with helper

    Sandin logged an assist and went plus-2 in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Ducks.

    Sandin had been held off the scoresheet in five straight games entering Thursday. He ended the slump by setting up Nic Dowd's first-period tally. Sandin was a popular breakout candidate at the start of the year, but he's fallen flat with five helpers, 27 shots on net, 44 blocked shots, 18 hits and a plus-4 rating over 20 outings this season. While the offense isn't all there yet, he's still in a top-four role.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: Bouncing back offensively

    Sandin supplied an assist and four blocked shots in Friday's 4-2 win over the Devils.

    Sandin has two assists over the last three games, which qualifies as a sudden surge considering he was held without a point in all eight October contests. The Capitals are sending Sandin to the ice in the offensive zone 62.4 percent of the time, plus he's hanging onto a No. 2 power-play spot, so he may be able to keep it going offensively in the near term. Sandin also has 11 hits and 27 blocked shots through 12 games.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: Good to go Friday

    Sandin (undisclosed) will be in Friday's lineup against the Wild, Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network reports.

    Sandin suffered a minor injury Wednesday against the Devils but he won't miss any action because of it. The 23-year-old blueliner is still searching for his first point of the season -- through six games, he has just five shots on goal with a minus-4 rating.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: Game-time decision Friday

    Sandin (undisclosed) is a game-time decision Friday against the Wild, Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network reports.

    Sandin left in the third period of Wednesday's 6-4 win over New Jersey after taking a hit from Devils defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler. The 23-year-old Sandin's availability will be clarified prior to puck drop, but he did take part in the full morning skate alongside Trevor Van Riemsdyk, so even if Sandin is held out Friday, his absence likely won't last long.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: Exits Wednesday's contest

    Sandin (undisclosed) will not return to Wednesday's game versus the Devils, Sammi Silber of The Hockey News reports.

    Sandin took a big hit from Jonas Siegenthaler in the third period. The nature of Sandin's injury was not revealed prior to the end of the game. If Sandin misses time, Hardy Haman-Aktell or Lucas Johansen could be options to enter the lineup, while Alexander Alexeyev or Nick Jensen would likely see top-four minutes.

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  • Capitals' Rasmus Sandin: Good to go

    Sandin (leg) is listed as healthy on the Capitals' training camp roster, released Tuesday.

    Sandin's leg injury was not believed to be serious. He sustained the injury at the IIHF World Championship in a game against Team USA while competing for Sweden. Sandin has breakout potential for the Capitals this season. He's expected to fill a top-four role and feature on the second power-play unit.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 178 lbs
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Age: 23
Experience: 4
Shoots: Left