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One Line Impressed Jeff Blashill Last Night

11/04/2018 at 8:31am EST

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Michael Rasmussen had the puck on his stick near the net and fired one shot, grabbed his rebound and fired another. A few seconds later, Rasmussen collected his second career NHL assist.

A month into his rookie season, Rasmussen is making a case for a bigger role with the Detroit Red Wings. He played a season high 17:31 minutes in Saturday’s 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers at Little Caesars Arena, and extended his point streak to three games.

“I think he’s getting better and better every game,” defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. “More confident. Holding onto the puck and making plays with the puck. He’s been really good for us for a while now. He’s been making the right decisions, holding onto the puck and making plays when the plays are there and shooting the puck when he should shoot it. It’s encouraging to see and I think we’ll see more from him coming up.”...

“They were our best line,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “I think de la Rose has been very, very good for us — he’s a really, really strong player. He wins puck battles, he wins puck races, he knows how to leverage his body and he’s heavy down low. He just plays from the right side of the puck and as a result, he gets lots of opportunity to create some offense and he can play with good players.”

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