His hitting waivers leads to a host of questions. Will Nashville claim him, since David Poile seems so fond of him? Can a player in the AHL be voted into the NHL All-Star Game? Is this an elaborate ploy by the NHL to invalidate his candidacy for the All-Star Game? What’s Scott’s favorite burger joint in Glendale?
Scott’s ice time was always going to be limited this season, but the emergence of team rookies as must-play top 6 forwards — Anthony Duclair and Max Domi, in particular — as well the ‘Yotes claiming Viktor Tikhonov off waivers, has made it nearly impossible for Scott to crack the lineup.
Scott has played nine games this season, with just three of those games coming in the month of December. He has a single assist and an average ice time of 6:16.
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