2018-19 Rink Wrap: Dmitrij Jaskin

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2018-19 Rink Wrap: Dmitrij Jaskin
2018-19 Rink Wrap: Dmitrij Jaskin

Key Stat: Jaskin skated just 373 minutes this season, which was dead last among Caps players who were with the team since training camp. The Good: Well, fortunately for 26-year-old Dmitrij himself, who is a restricted free agent (RFA) this offseason, you can't exactly say his stock around the league has fallen as a result of this season. When the Capitals and GM Brian MacLellan claimed Jaskin off of waivers from St. Louis on October 2nd, it was frankly a bit of a surprise to most of us in the Caps-O-Sphere. While the pipeline of forwards flowing south from Hershey may not be as robust as it once was, players like Riley Barber, Nathan Walker, Jayson Megna, Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, and even Russian newcomer Sergei Shumakov all seemed to be likely candidates for the rotating fourth-line/healthy scratch role in Washington.

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