Skip to content

Jochen Hecht was less than pleased about being a healthy scratch

Mar 9, 2013, 10:38 AM EDT

Buffalo Sabres v Ottawa Senators Getty Images

When Buffalo forward Jochen Hecht was a healthy scratch on Thursday night, the 35 year-old veteran took that about as well as you would expect.

As John Vogl of The Buffalo News shares, Hecht wasn’t all too chatty about having to take a seat against the Devils.

“No comment. Talk to the guys that are playing,” Hecht told The Buffalo News in Prudential Center.

Hecht was a favorite of former coach Lindy Ruff’s in Buffalo, but with the team still struggling and new coach Ron Rolston looking for ways to spark the team, he’s gone the way of the farm to do that. Rookie Brian Flynn has a goal in four games and Hecht’s scratch led to tough guy John Scott getting back in the lineup.

Hecht has just a goal and five assists this season while playing mostly third and fourth line minutes. The Sabres face an equally struggling Flyers team tomorrow night in Philly.

  1. 19to77 - Mar 9, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    The same, however, could not be said for Sabres fans.

  2. sabatimus - Mar 9, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Wow. Being benched for John freaking SCOTT.

  3. emoney12 - Mar 9, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Funny. I’m less than pleased when he’s in the lineup. Send him packing with Lindy. 1 goal in his last 40 games with the Sabres and yet this guy still gets playing time.

Featured video

Caps' 'culture change' proving positive

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. J. Spezza (3434)
  2. E. Kane (2979)
  3. P. Stastny (2913)
  4. P. Datsyuk (2729)
  5. M. Gaborik (2681)
  1. V. Hedman (2672)
  2. E. Staal (2649)
  3. J. Drouin (2590)
  4. S. Varlamov (2441)
  5. J. Franzen (2315)