While stopping in Toronto to finish packing a few things, Washington Capitals defenseman Rasmus Sandin stopped by the Toronto Maple Leafs’ practice facility to greet his former teammates and management during their practice on Monday.
Rasmus Sandin is taking in today’s #leafs practice along with some friends from Sweden. Traded to Washington at the deadline, he says he’s back in Toronto to “pack my shit.”
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) April 17, 2023
The 23-year-old was traded to Washington by Toronto in exchange for defenseman Erik Gustafsson and the Boston Bruins’ 2023 first-round pick on February 28.
Sandin tallied three goals, 15 points, and a 43.97% five-on-five expected goals-for percentage in 19 games with Washington after the trade.
Sandin was seen talking to Toronto GM Kyle Dubas and his staff while they were watching practice.
Rasmus Sandin has returned to Toronto with some friends to watch his old team in playoffs, seen here greeting Leaf management. pic.twitter.com/du4EHlDCmr
— Lance Hornby 🇺🇦 (@sunhornby) April 17, 2023
Toronto opens their best-of-seven first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series vs. the three-time defending Eastern Conference Champion Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday at Scotiabank Arena (7:30 PM ET, ESPN).
By Harrison Brown
Not the biggest NHL defenseman, but Sandin is a gamer
Maybe next year the Caps play TOR in the First Round of the 2024 NHL playoffs. And Sandin can show “management” that they made a mistake