With new pieces from pre-trade deadline deals already in the line-up, it looks like Darryl Sutter was trying to find some new chemistry with players already on his roster. Box 8 forward Brad Richardson was held out of the line-up on Monday night for their game against the Nashville Predators, likely as a healthy scratch, to try some new line combinations. Richardson was a regular scratch earlier on in the season, but with some injuries to other forwards, he was able to feature in the line-up for quite a long stretch. In 52 games, Richardson has scored 3 goals and 2 assists.
On Monday, the Predators, amidst all the trade deadline madness, had recalled Box 14 defenseman Ryan Ellis, likely to stay up with the club for the rest of the season. Against the Kings, he was actually left up in the press box as a healthy scratch, but I would imagine, with all the changes that have happened to the Predators' line-up on Monday, there could be all kinds of weird and wonderful changes with their line-up, going forward. I'm not exactly sure when Ellis might draw into the line-up, if at all, so I wouldn't be in a huge hurry to have him in your line-up.