Kulfan discusses Rasmussen’s Austrian vacation

The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan filed a training camp notebook article this evening, discussing Michael Rasmussen’s confidence level after a fairly strong stint with the ICE HL’s Graz99ers:

Rasmussen had 18 points (five goals) in 18 games playing for Graz, and heads into this Red Wings camp confident he can make an impact.

“Compared to different camps, I feel more in game shape and more in game mode,” Rasmussen said. “I definitely didn’t know what to expect going over there but it was a high level of hockey. It was a big ice, a bit more open, but it’s a great league.”

Rasmussen, the Wings’ 2017 first-round draft pick, spent the 2018-19 season in the NHL when the only options were either the NHL or junior hockey. In a perfect world, Rasmussen probably would have benefited from playing in the AHL, which he did last season in Grand Rapids.

Rasmussen had 22 points (seven goals) in 35 games with the Griffins, before an upper-body injury effectively shelved his season.

“Frustrating,” Rasmussen said. “I got off to real good start.”


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