In preparation for tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings, the Detroit Red Wings announced that both Kyle Quincey (foot) and Brendan Smith (shoulder) would be back in the lineup for the Wings. What surprised many is who they announced would be sitting in their favor.
No, not Kent Huskins, we all expected that. Ian White is the other odd-man out.
When you get past the initial shock that Jakub Kindl isn't the automatic scratch anymore and look at White's play recently, it does make sense. White managed to go -2 in Detroit's 8-3 victory over Vancouver on Sunday and hasn't been particularly strong as the "chasing" defender in the Red Wings' zone. Throw in some giveaways and a complete dearth of points lately and White may just need a chance to sit and get a message about what's expected of him.
Wings' Ian White a Healthy Scratch
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