Thursday, January 31, 2019

Morning Player Notes (Jan 31)

The Buffalo Sabres couldn't help but recognize the struggles of Jason Pominville of late, so on Wednesday night, they made him into a healthy scratch for their game against the Dallas Stars.  The 36-year old got off to a pretty good start to the season, having a very good first one-third of the season, but ever since, it's been crickets.  With a $5.6 million cap hit this season, it would seem rather unlikely that he will be a guy that will be on the move at the trade deadline, especially since the Sabres are on the verge of being buyers to stay in the playoff race, so it may just be a lot of healthy scratches down the stretch.

Brenda & Seward have also recognized his struggles in the second segment of the season, as they picked him up in the Week Nine Waiver Draft and have only collected 2 points in 17 games.  He was the top player available for that player swap and has done almost nothing since.  In the Week Eighteen Waiver Draft, he was dropped for Florida's Vincent Trocheck, as they look to pass Derek B. for 23rd in the standings when these new players go live.

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