Friday, February 05, 2016

Morning Player Notes in the Draft (Feb 5)

The Los Angeles Kings were hosting the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night and they did so without defenseman Christian Ehrhoff in the lineup, who was pulled out as a healthy scratch again.  Ehrhoff has been a semi-regular healthy scratch this season, playing in only 39 contests this year and picking up 9 points.  I could see him being the occasional healthy scratch for the rest of the year.

I would have to believe that both the healthy scratches and the lack of production would be enough for Stuart to drop Ehrhoff in the 2nd round of the Waiver Draft, but that's still to be decided.  Stuart is only 7 points out of the money and he can't have a player not performing down the stretch.

With John Moore coming off the Injured Reserve and back into the Devils' lineup on Thursday night against the Maple Leafs, Damon Severson was the odd-man out, as he was the healthy scratch to make room.  Severson hasn't quite been living up to some expectations, having only 13 points in 50 games this year.

Severson has already been destined to be dropped at the end of the week, as Clayton has opted to pick up Olli Maatta of the Penguins to work in his stead.  For Clayton, this scratch came a bit too early, as it would have been okay if it happened next week.

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