Rasmus Sandin is a sleeper fantasy pick vs Kings

The Washington Capitals take on the Los Angeles Kings tonight at 10:30 p.m. For more information on how to watch and bet on the game, click here. As far as fantasy hockey goes, if you haven’t picked up Rasmus Sandin yet what are you doing?

Here’s what Nate Groot Nibbelink of Yahoo Fantasy Hockey had to say:

Rasmus Sandin is another defender who has made an immediate impact on his new team after being moved at the trade deadline. Sandin went from a frequent healthy scratch in Toronto to top power-play usage in Washington, and he responded by collecting three assists in 21:40 of ice time in his first game in a Capitals uniform. With incumbent power-play quarterback John Carlson not expected to return until the end of March at the earliest, Sandin has a very nice runway in which he’ll be given every opportunity to assert himself.

The nice part about Sandin is that he doesn’t necessarily have to score points to be useful in your fantasy lineup. He’s a big-time contributor to the hits and blocks categories and it should be expected that he’ll provide plenty of those stats as he strives to make a big impression with his new squad.

Even Sean Allen of ESPN.com said that you have to pick up Sandin. He says “make sure to get Rasmus Sandin into lineups as the new Capitals power play quarterback”.

He then adds:

As mentioned above, the Capitals new power-play quarterback is a must-start. He potted three assists, including two on the power play, in his debut with the club on Saturday.

In addition to his three assists, Sandin logged 21:40 minutes of ice time in his Capitals debut on Saturday. He became the first defenseman and seventh skater in franchise history to record three points in his first game with Washington.