Editor’s note: RMNB alumnus/free agent Patrick Holden filed this article. Follow him on Twitter for some nice tweets in your timeline.
When the Caps claimed Dmitrij Jaskin off of waivers in early October, we knew the Caps were getting a depth forward who played a strong defensive game. Jaskin’s play has been so strong in the early going that he’s earned himself ice time higher on the depth chart and will be a hard guy for Todd Reirden to sit even once the team is back at full strength. While he will ultimately best fit into the bottom-six over the long-haul, it’s hard to overstate just how strong Jaskin’s defensive game has been over the first month of the season.