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Rasmus Sandin Returns After Major Injury Scare

Rasmus Sandin is back after suffering an apparent leg injury and has left the Washington Capitals’ tilt against the Buffalo Sabres.



WASHINGTON — Rasmus Sandin is back after a major injury scare left him on the ice in visible pain in the final minute of the second period.

Sandin took a shot to the side of the left knee and went down in visible pain. He was clutching at his leg and in visible pain as the trainer rushed onto the ice to attend to him. He was helped off by T.J. Oshie and Nicklas Backstrom. He did not return for the third period.

He was not on the ice to open the frame but returned less than five minutes in.

Through five games since his acquisition from the Toronto Maple Leafs, the 23-year-old has nine points and has found the scoresheet in all but one outing with his new club. He has also been playing top-pairing minutes and averaging over 25 minutes per game, with John Carlson still recovering from a slapshot to the face and Dmitry Orlov and Erik Gustafsson being traded prior to the deadline.

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