The Anaheim Ducks have placed Dennis Rasmussen on unconditional waivers, which could be followed by a mutual termination of his contract. Rasmussen hasn’t played in the NHL since the middle of December, and could likely find work back in Sweden or another European league.
If they do come to a mutual termination of his contract, the Ducks would receive no cap relief. Rasmussen’s one-year, $725K contract is already completely buried in the minor leagues.
It hasn’t been a good match for Anaheim and the 27-year old forward. Though he had ample experience at center in the past, the Ducks rarely used Rasmussen in the middle and limited his ice time through the first part of the season. Registering four points in 27 games, the former Chicago Blackhaws forward could head back to the SHL where he was once a top scoring threat for Vaxjo. In 139 NHL games, he had just 21 points.