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Video: PHT Extra — To healthy scratch, or not to healthy scratch?

Feb 12, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT

What do NHL veterans Dustin Penner, Joe Corvo, Alex Goligoski, Brian Boyle, Ryan Whitney, Alex Kovalev, Shane O’Brien and Ryan Smyth have in common?

All have been made healthy scratches in the early part of the 2013 regular season.

In the latest PHT Extra, Brough and I discuss how these guys have dealt with being dropped from the lineup, and how it might affect them moving forward.

Do coaches and management risk losing their players by making these moves? Sure.

But is the risk any greater than keeping an under-performing player in the lineup during a shortened season?

Watch the video to find out.

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