Rasmussen was placed on unconditional waivers by the Ducks on Monday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
If unclaimed, Rasmussen's contract will be terminated, which will free him up to either sign with another club or return to his native Sweden. The winger doesn't appear to want to stay in the minors any longer, instead preferring European competition. It seems unlikely the 27-year-old will get another shot in the NHL if he doesn't find a landing spot this time around.
Rasmussen was waived by the Ducks on Thursday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
The Ducks put Rasmussen in the press box for the past five games before rendering him fully expendable. The shutdown defenseman has only averaged 8:54 of ice time this season, which happens to be an extremely low amount for a player of his position. It's safe to leave him on the virtual waiver wire.
Rasmussen recorded an assist through just 8:20 of ice time during Friday's 4-2 loss to Columbus.
The 27-year-old forward has been a healthy scratch in two of the past four games and is averaging just 8:59 of ice time per contest for the campaign. Additionally, Rasmussen has recorded only nine goals and 21 points through 133 games over the past three years. As a result, he's off the fantasy radar in the majority of settings.
Rasmussen has recorded only a goal and an assist through 15 games this season.
Injuries have forced Rasmussen into a regular role with the Ducks, but he's not suited to play meaningful minutes or be relied on for offensive contributions. The 27-year-old Swede is a serviceable depth player, so he'll likely remain a fixture in the Anaheim lineup, but that doesn't mean he warrants fantasy attention.
Rasmussen hasn't registered a point through the first six games of the season.
The 27-year-old Swede suited up for 112 games and posted 17 points with Chicago over the past two seasons, so offense clearly isn't his calling card. Rasmussen projects to remain in a bottom-six role and mark the scoresheet sparingly.
Rasmussen inked a one-year contract with Anaheim on Friday.
Rasmussen was held to just eight points in his 68 appearances for the Blackhawks last season while averaging 11:50 of ice time. Given his minimal production, the winger could struggle to earn minutes with the Ducks -- as such, even fantasy owners in the deepest of leagues may want to pass on him.
The Blackhawks didn't extend Rasmussen a qualifying offer, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Rasmussen will thus become an unrestricted free agent July 1, and it appears as though his time with the Blackhawks has almost certainly come to an end. This development comes as a bit of a surprise, as Chicago seemingly could've made use of the 26-year-old forward's versatility and penalty-killing ability next season. Rasmussen only tallied eight points (four goals, four assists) in 68 games with the 'Hawks last year, so he won't be a desirable option in season-long formats in 2017-18, regardless of where he ends up.
Rasmussen will make his first career postseason start in Game 2 against Nashville on Saturday, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.
Rasmussen recorded four goals, eight points, and averaged 11:50 of ice time in 68 games for Chicago this season. He also chipped in 61 hits and 49 blocked shots. Don't expect much offensively out of the big winger; he mainly plays a depth forward role.
Rasmussen (illness) could play Thursday against the Jets, but will rest instead, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.
Rasmussen has been under the weather since Tuesday, so the Blackhawks are opting to give him some extra rest ahead of the impending All-Star break to ensure he's ready to go Tuesday against San Jose. The big-bodied forward is a decent bottom-six contributor and penalty killer for the Blackhawks, but his meager offensive production -- seven points in 47 games this season -- keeps him off the fantasy radar in most formats.
Rasmussen (illness) was not available for the start of practice Wednesday, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.
At this time, it's not clear if the second-year winger will be a late addition to practice, but we wouldn't bet on that happening since he felt ill coming into Tuesday's contest against the Lightning -- he ended up logging 11:03 of ice time with three shots on goal, two hits and a blocked shot in that one, but the Blackhawks could always let him rest ahead of Thursday's clash with the Jets.
Rasmussen (illness) is taking line rushes and will suit up for Tuesday night's game against the Lightning, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
There was doubt that Rasmussen would be good to go Tuesday, but he'll tough it out. He's projected to center Chicago's fourth line with Andrew Desjardins and Nick Schmaltz on the wings.
Rasmussen is questionable for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay due to an illness, NHL.com's Brian Hedger reports.
Rasmussen has only tallied nine points in 44 games this season, so he isn't a practical option in the majority of fantasy formats. If he's unable to go Tuesday, Marcus Kruger (upper body) may return to action against the Lightning.
Rasmussen received just 8:20 of ice time during Friday's win over the Bruins.
While Rasmussen actually picked up an assist in his previous game, it was his first point in 13 outings, and his three goals and seven points for the campaign don't move the fantasy needle in any format. He isn't receiving enough ice time and entered Friday's game beginning 71.5 percent of his five-on-five shifts in the defensive zone.
Rasmussen has appeared in eight of Chicago's 10 games and is seeing limited action with the fourth line, averaging 10:51 of ice time per game.
The 26-year-old just isn't seeing enough ice time to be considered a viable fantasy option in most formats at this point. Last season, Rasmussen split time between AHL Rockford -- 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 25 games -- and the Blackhawks -- nine points (four goals, five assists) in 44 games.
The Blackhawks agreed to terms with Rasmussen on a one-year contract Wednesday, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Rasmussen has played extensively in his native Sweden, but last year was his first taste of NHL action -- he produced four goals, five assists and a plus-9 rating in 44 games with the Blackhawks, and also was with minor-league affiliate Rockford for 25 contests. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound winger is tough to knock off the puck due to his size, plus he's known to work hard on both ends of the ice. Rasmussen is an organizational depth option at this juncture, but if he makes the team out of training camp, he should settle into a bottom-six role.
Rasmussen was sent back to AHL Rockford on Monday.
Considering the team's depth among their forwards, Rasmussen's demotion shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The 25-year-old Swede should receive ample playing time with the AHL club and some postseason experience along with it. He can safely be avoided in playoff pools.
Rasmussen tallied a goal and an assist in Sunday's win over the Canucks.
Rasmussen was recalled to the parent club last week, and has made his presence felt since being called up. In four games, the 25-year-old has tallied three points and a plus-3 rating.
Rasmussen was recalled from AHL Rockford on Monday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Rasmussen will join the Blackhawks after posting 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in 22 games with the club this season. If he draws into the lineup, it would be the 25-year-old's NHL debut, but there's no guarantee that he will do so given the number of forwards the Blackhawks are currently rostering.
Rasmussen signed a one-year deal with the Blackhawks on Thursday.The 25-year-old has yet to make his NHL debut, but played well with AHL Rockford last season, tallying 27 points in 73 games. Rasmussen will primarily provide the Hawks with some much needed depth at forward. He may get a chance to suit up for his first NHL contest in 2015-16 if the Hawks suffer a number of injuries at wing, but he will likely spend most of the season in the AHL with the Ice Hogs.