Rasmus Sandin Leaves Game Against Buffalo Sabres With Knee Injury After Blocking Shot

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Washington Capitals defenseman Rasmus Sandin left Wednesday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres with what appeared to be a knee injury. The injury occurred at the end of the second period.

With the Caps in the defensive zone, a shot by Buffalo deflected into Sandin’s knee, sending the newest member of the team’s blueline to the locker room prematurely.

The 23-year old rearguard was acquired by the Capitals ahead of the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline and has quickly established himself as a key component of the backend, making history in the process. The former first-round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs has recorded 9 Points (1G, 8A) in his first five games in a Capitals sweater, with his first eight being the most by any player in their first four games in Washington. He has also averaged over 25 minutes a night.

The young defenseman would return to the game in the third period, avoiding a big loss to the team.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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5 Responses to Rasmus Sandin Leaves Game Against Buffalo Sabres With Knee Injury After Blocking Shot

  1. dwgie26 says:

    Yeah, don’t want to see Sandin hurt.

  2. Diane Doyle says:

    The Sandin Machine never breaks!

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