Rasmus Sandin has been sent down to the Toronto Marlies after playing in the first six games of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2019-20 regular season.
The team announced the news on Monday morning. In a related move, Kevin Gravel has been recalled from the team’s AHL affiliate.
Sandin, the Maple Leafs’ first-round pick (29th overall) in the 2018 NHL draft, collected two assists and averaged 12:13 of ice time during his time with the big club following an impressive training camp and preseason.
By sending the 19-year-old down before playing his 10th game of the season, the team avoids burning a year of his entry-level deal. He scored six goals and added 22 assists in 44 AHL games last year. Additionally, he posted an impressive 10 helpers in 13 postseason contests.
Gravel played in the first three games of the Marlies’ season, all victories. The 27-year-old blueliner has appeared in 106 NHL regular season games with the Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers. A fifth-round selection of the Kings in the 2010 draft, Gravel suited up for 36 contests with the Oilers last season.
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