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Jeff Blashill After Today's Scrimmage

09/15/2019 at 10:13pm EDT

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Kaski, the MVP of the Finnish league signed as a free agent, hopes his offensive ability earns him a job on defense. Blashill said the 6-1, 190-pound right-handed shooter will get power play time in the preseason.

“One of the things that can really separate him is his offensive ability,” Blashill said. “He can really pass; he can really shoot. He’s got to learn to move his feet a little more consistently defensively.

“If you one-time pucks, you have a way better chance of scoring than if you stop and shoot it. I’m really intrigued with his skill-set. Now he’s got to show he can defend on a regular basis.”...

Filip Larsson, the organization’s top goaltending prospect, stopped all nine shots he faced in 25 minutes before allowing the shootout goals....

“He’s got to stay healthy. That’s been something he hasn’t done,” Blashill said of Larsson. “Then he’s going to see a high, high level of shooter in the American Hockey League that he’s got to prove that on a consistent basis he can stop in that high 90-92 (miles per hour) range. But he looks like a good goalie so far.”


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