Anthony Duclair's first season with the Columbus Blue Jackets got off to a solid start, but lately things have been a little rough for the 23-year-old.
On Monday, head coach John Tortorella made Duclair a healthy scratch again and attributed the healthy scratch to just three words.
Earlier this year, Duclair got just 24 seconds of ice time in a game against the Winnipeg Jets and Tortorella's reasoning for giving him less than a minute of ice time was this:
Torts latest message seems to be similar to the one above, but in fewer words. Despite all of the outside noise and soundbites from Torts, his team has won 5 of its last 6 games and sit in the 3rd place in the Metropolitan Division.