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Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Removed from IR
Rasmussen (knee) was activated from injured reserve Monday, according to CapFriendly.
Rasmussen, who sat out the final 24 games of the 2022-23 season because of a knee injury, is expected to available for the start of training camp. In 56 appearances last campaign, he posted 10 goals, 29 points, 88 shots on net and 119 hits. Rasmussen will probably occupy a middle-six spot in 2023-24.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Sets bar higher in shortened season
Rasmussen was unable to return from a knee injury, having to settle for 10 goals, 19 assists, 48 blocked shots and 119 hits through 56 games of his fourth NHL season.
Rasmussen still achieved a career high in points in his injury-shortened season, though the Wings seemed to lack a physical edge, especially when the 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward was out of commission. Ansar Khan of MLive.com relayed from GM Steve Yzerman that Detroit will focus on becoming more "physical and competitive" next season, but Yzerman doesn't feel the need to add an enforcer to the group. It's safe to say the team will continue monitoring Rasmussen's injury in the offseason, but barring a setback, he doesn't seem to be in danger of missing training camp despite finishing the 2022-23 campaign on injured reserve.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Likely done for season
Rasmussen (knee) is likely out for the season according to coach Derek Lalonde, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Per CapFriendly, Rasmussen was also placed on injured reserve Thursday.
Rasmussen blocked a shot off his kneecap Saturday versus the Lightning. He has 10 goals and 19 assists in 56 games this season. Even if he's unable to return in 2022-23, he should be fine for the start of training camp in September.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Out indefinitely
Rasmussen (lower body) will be out indefinitely after getting injured in Saturday's 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay.
Coach Derek Lalonde expects to know more about Rasmussen's timeline in the next couple of days. The 23-year-old forward has compiled 10 goals, 29 points, 88 shots on net and 119 hits in 56 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Suffers lower-body injury Saturday
Rasmussen suffered a lower-body injury during Saturday's game against Tampa Bay and won't return to the contest.
Going into the game, Rasmussen had 10 goals and 29 points in 55 outings this season. He sustained the injury when he was struck in his leg or knee by a shot from the Lightning's Zack Bogosian, according to Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com. Rasmussen logged just 2:13 of ice time before exiting the contest.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Goal and assist in win
Rasmussen logged a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Rasmussen set up Andrew Copp's opening goal in the first period before extending Detroit's lead to 3-1 with a goal late in the second. The 23-year-old Rasmussen ended a four-game pointless skid with his multi-point effort Thursday. He's up to 29 points this season, a new career high, with 10 goals and 19 assists.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Collects pair of assists
Rasmussen notched two assists, two shots on goal, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 6-1 win over the Canucks.
Rasmussen has three helpers over his last two games, providing a quick bounce-back from a three-game drought. The 23-year-old has still gone five outings without a goal, but he remains on the second line. He matched his career high of 27 points with Monday's performance, and he's added 81 shots on net, 109 hits, 42 blocked shots, 37 PIM and a plus-1 rating through 50 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Surfaces with helper
Rasmussen collected an assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Canucks.
Rasmussen has nine goals and 16 assists through 49 games, which puts him just three points away from a career high. He had been cold offensively with just two shots and nothing but box-score goose eggs between the previous three contests, though Rasmussen has a propensity for heating up on short notice. A lack of power-play ice time leaves Rasmussen as a waiver option in most of the shallower leagues, but he can help in a pinch.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Nets two points in win
Rasmussen scored a goal and an assist on four shots, fueling the Red Wings to a 3-2 overtime win over the Sharks on Tuesday.
Rasmussen wristed a shot past James Reimer off a Sharks' turnover to give the Red Wings a 2-1 lead in the second period. He would also pick up a helper on Andrew Copp's overtime marker. Rasmussen seems to have heated up as of late as he posted five points in his last five games after going pointless for his first six games in January. On the season, Rasmussen has eight goals and 22 points in 44 games.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Adds another helper
Rasmussen logged an assist, two shots on goal and four hits in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Coyotes.
Rasmussen hasn't scored through eight games in January, but he's managed three assists across his last two outings. The 23-year-old saw a season-high 19:59 of ice time Tuesday -- he's bounced around the lineup a bit, but he's typically maintained at least a middle-six role. He's up to 20 points, 69 shots on net, 92 hits, 33 blocked shots, 29 PIM and a minus-5 rating through 41 contests.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Two helpers against Avs
Rasmussen picked up two assists in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Avalanche.
Both points came late in the game after the Red Wings has already fallen into a 5-0 hole. Rasmussen has flashed upside worthy of the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, but the 23-year-old still hasn't found much consistency with Detroit. He's been held off the scoresheet entirely in 14 of the last 20 games, managing four goals and 10 points over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Caps three-goal surge
Rasmussen scored a third-period tally during a 4-2 win over the visiting Senators on Saturday.
Michael Rasmussen stole the puck from goalie Cam Talbot and scored into an empty net, marking the Red Wings' third, third-period tally during a key 1:55 stretch. The 23-year-old center continues to thrive on the first line, collecting seven points, including three goals, during his past five outings. Rasmussen contributed three hits and two shots in the win.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Records two helpers vs. Penguins
Rasmussen contributed two assists in a 5-4 overtime win against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Rasmussen got a helper on each of Detroit's final two goals, including the overtime winner. He has six goals and 17 points in 31 contests this season. The 23-year-old is on fire, providing two goals and seven points in his last three games.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Four points in top-line role
Rasmussen scored two goals and dished out two assists in Wednesday's 7-4 win over the Lightning.
Rasmussen knotted the score at 2-2 with 28 seconds remaining in the opening frame before helping out on Dylan Larkin's go-ahead goal in the second. In the third period, he assisted on Larkin's second goal of the game, then scored again into an empty net. The 6-foot-6 Swede has spent most of his career up to this point in a bottom-six center role, but with all of their injuries to top-six forwards, the Red Wings are currently deploying Rasmussen as a first-line winger. Rasmussen has capitalized on the opportunity with five points in his last two games and could be worth a look as long as this increased usage persists. His line with Larkin and David Perron combined for five goals and 10 points in this one.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Scores in Tuesday's victory
Rasmussen scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Lightning.
Rasmussen opened the scoring early in the second period, beating Andrei Vasilevskiy from the slot. The goal was Rasmussen's first since Nov. 23 snapping a five-game scoring drought. The 23-year-old center is up to four goals and six assists through 23 games. While he may not score at a high rate, Rasmussen plays a consistent, physical role in Detroit's middle-six.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Lends helper in win
Rasmussen posted an assist and three hits in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Sharks.
Rasmussen did the work down low before setting up Jake Walman's blast of a shot for the Red Wings' third goal. The helper gave Rasmussen points in consecutive contests for the second time this year. The 23-year-old center has two goals, six helpers, 20 shots on net, 42 hits, 18 blocked shots, 14 PIM and a minus-1 rating through 15 contests. He looks like a solid fit on the third line, though his fantasy usefulness likely remains limited to formats that reward his physicality.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Pots goal in overtime loss
Rasmussen scored a goal on three shots, logged four hits and added two PIM in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Ducks.
Rasmussen tallied late in the second period to give the Red Wings a 2-1 lead. This was the 23-year-old's second goal of the season, and it snapped his five-game point drought. He's up to seven points, 20 shots on net, 39 hits, 18 blocked shots, 14 PIM and a minus-4 rating in 14 contests. The big-bodied center should continue to work on the third line, though his physical play could earn him some interest in deeper formats.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Finishes serving suspension
Rasmussen has finished serving his two-game suspension for high sticking Boston's David Krejci.
Rasmussen will be eligible to return to the lineup Thursday against Washington. The Red Wings returned Givani Smith to the minors Tuesday to clear up a roster spot. Rasmussen has one goal, four assists, nine blocks and 19 hits in seven games this season.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Suspended for two games
Rasmussen was suspended for two games by the NHL for high-sticking Boston's David Krejci on Thursday.
Rasmussen received a minor penalty for high-sticking on the play while Krejci suffered an upper-body injury and will miss Boston's game against Columbus on Friday. The incident began with Rasmussen delivering a body check, but then Rasmussen turned back towards Krejci, which resulted in Rasmussen's stick hitting Krejci in the head. The NHL ruled that Rasmussen's use of the stick was reckless. Rasmussen will be eligible to return Thursday against Washington. He got off to a strong start with a goal and five points in seven contests despite averaging just 13:45 of ice time.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Hearing with Player Safety
Rasmussen will have a hearing with NHL Player Safety on Friday regarding his high-sticking of Boston's David Krejci on Thursday.
Rasmussen is expected to be suspended and received a minor penalty on the play. He has a goal and five points in seven games this season as the Red Wings' third-line center.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-6, 210 lbs|
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