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Forward (and resident bigfoot) John Scott was traded to the New York Rangers on February 28th by the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2012 entry draft.
Since then, he has played six games for the Rangers, scoring zero goals and having zero assists during that time frame.
He was acquired to be an enforcer, but they haven't really needed to use him much, as he's been a healthy scratch for the past 13 games.
It seems that history is repeating itself for Scott, because during 2010-2011 season with the Blackhawks, he missed the majority of the season as a healthy reserve.
When Fedotenko was bumped up to a line with Carl Hagelin and Brad Richards when Callahan originally sustained a foot injury in early March, Scott stepped in for Fedotenko on the fourth line.
Coach Tortorella has been very clear about not wanting to disturb the Rangers' lineup unless there is an injury, because the chemistry they have had all season speaks for itself.
Personally, I have nothing against Scott, but I'm unclear as to why he was even picked up in the first place. I suppose no harm, no foul, because he only takes up $512,500 in the salary cap and will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, at which point I am sure we will see the last of him as a Ranger.
In fact, I don't think Tortorella is very clear on his intentions for Scott, either, because according to a New York Post online article by Brett Cyrgalis from March 2nd, 2012, when asked why Scott was acquired, Tortorella simply replied, “He’s big. That’s all I got.”
Bottom line, big or not, he isn't using him and he's been more of a backup (if anything) during his short stay with the Blueshirts.