Flames head coach Geoff Ward isn't committing to using Rasmus Andersson on the top power-play unit, but he's giving it a look.
As previously reported, Andersson practiced on the Flames' first power-play unit on Tuesday, which also consisted of Johnny Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm, Sean Monahan and Matthew Tkachuk. “He’s got some familiarity with our powerplay set and how it works,” said Ward. “He does have a good shot. We’d really like to see a little bit more attack from the top this year as opposed to just dishing off to the flankers all the time, so we feel like he might be able to deploy that for us a little bit from the top. He’s smart enough to bring the puck up, usually sees who the open man is. He’s a guy we’re going to experiment with there and so far for the reps he’s got in camp he’s done a good job.” Andersson had just 22 points in 70 games last season, but he could do significantly better from a points-per-game perspective if he ends up on the top power-play this season. Jan 06 5:21 am (EST)