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John Scott | Winger

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/26/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 270
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John Scott has signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the San Jose Sharks.
Scott had 128 penalty minutes and shockingly a goal in 56 games with the Buffalo Sabres in 2013-14. He's a fourth line enforcer and isn't expected to ever evolve beyond that role. Jul 2 - 4:15 PM

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John Scott will probably play Friday night despite a previous projection that he would be scratched.

With Steve Ott being held out of the game, the Sabres were forced to make adjustments. If Ott ends up being traded, and the fact that he's a late scratch is a strong indication that the Sabres are engaged in serious talks involving him, then Scott will probably play more regularly to help fill the void.
Feb 28 - 6:41 PM

Look for John Scott to serve as a defenseman on Tuesday.

That will allow Henrik Tallinder, who played for Sweden in the Winter Olympics, to get the game off. Scott has a goal and 81 penalty minutes in 33 games this season.
Feb 25 - 11:25 AM

John Scott apparently had a temper tantrum during Monday's practice after he was sent off the ice by interim coach Ted Nolan.

He left the ice midway through the session and observers heard him yell, smash his stick on the boards and then throw it on the ice. He also slammed the bench door on his way off. "He just fumbled the puck a few times in practice and I didn't like it," Nolan said. "In order for us to get better here, we have to practice better. He just had one of those moments I didn't like so I sent him off." Scott was expected to be a healthy scratch Tuesday night anyway, but this outburst probably didn't do him any favors with the Sabres' bench boss.
Feb 25 - 7:34 AM

John Scott scored a goal against the Maple Leafs Friday night.

Why is this newsworthy you may be asking? It's because it was Scott's second career goal in his 200th NHL game. Scott is known more for his toughness than his offensive ability, but Buffalo coach Ted Nolan has aksed Scott to fight less and has been giving him significantly more ice time as a reward. Good news for Scott but not such good news for those who have Scott on their fantasy squads to bolster their penalty minute totals.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 09:20:00 AM

John Scott may play on defense Thursday night.

"This will be a real game-time decision whether we put him in," interim coach Nolan said. "We've been working with him last couple of games. We'll see. Everybody played well last time so it depends on the mood before the game I guess." He has been skating on the back end for the past few days.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 03:56:00 PM

John Scott missed practice on Friday to be with his wife to witness the birth of his child.

Scott should be back with the team Saturday but there is no guarantee he will be in the lineup against the Flames after he played poorly Thursday night.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 08:49:00 AM

John Scott has finished serving his seven games suspension and can return to the Buffalo lineup Friday against the Ducks.

Scott was given the suspension for his illegal hit to the head on Boston's Loui Eriksson. It should be interesting next week as the Sabres play a home-and-home series against Toronto, where Scott is not popular at this time as he tried to fight with Phil Kessel in the preseason, a move that cost David Clarkson a ten game suspension for leaving the bench during a fight.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 10:24:00 PM

John Scott has decided not to appeal his seven-game suspension.

Scott has already served four games, so he'll be eligible to return on Nov. 8. He's being punished for his high hit on Boston's Loui Eriksson.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 12:49:00 PM

John Scott has been suspended for seven games by the NHL for his illegal check to the head of Boston's Loui Eriksson.

The incident occurred back on Oct. 23 in the third period of the Bruins' 5-2 win over Buffalo. Scott has already has served three games of this suspension, while waiting for his in-person hearing, so he'll be eligible to return on November 8th when the Sabres play on the road against Anaheim.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 05:45:00 PM

John Scott's suspension will last at least three games for hitting Boston's Loui Eriksson in the head.

Scott's in-person hearing isn't even scheduled for Thursday. He admitted that he made contact with Eriksson's head, but claims it wasn't intentional. He has five points and 324 penalty minutes in 187 career games.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 05:24:00 PM

John Scott was suspended indefinitely by the NHL on Thursday pending his disciplinary hearing.

Scott pleaded his case in the afternoon to the media that he didn't even know that he caught Boston's Loui Eriksson in the head with his hit. "It happened pretty fast," he said. "I just thought I was completing a check, but obviously I hit his head. It wasn't exactly what I was aiming for. I didn't want to do that. It's just a bad play. Unfortunate it happened. ... Honest to God, I didn't realize it was that bad of a hit, because I was in the box, I was asking the ref like, 'was it a head hit?' I didn't set out to do that.'" He doesn't feel like he's a dirty player and this is his first suspension. Scott doesn't know when his in-person hearing will take place, but because he's banned indefinitely he won't be available for Friday's game versus Florida.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 08:00:00 AM

John Scott has been offered an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for his illegal check to the head of Boston's Loui Eriksson.

Scott delivered a blindside hit to the head of Eriksson in the neutral zone early in the third period. He received a five-minute major for charging on the play and picked up another five minutes for the fight that ensued with Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid. Eriksson was helped off the ice, didn't return and spent the night at a Buffalo hospital for observation as a precaution. It's likely that Scott will be facing a lengthy suspension.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 09:59:00 AM

Enforcer John Scott thinks there should be a ban on staged fighting.

Scott was involved in the biggest brouhaha of the preseason when he went after Toronto's premier hockey player Phil Kessel in a mismatch that made a lot of people talk about banning fighting altogether. "The staged fighting, the fights that don’t really mean anything, I can do without those," Scott said. "I know I've been in a few of those in my career, but there's a time and place for every fight. Sometimes they don't really matter. I can see where the league is coming from and the fans are coming from." Scott has fantasy value in pools that use penalty minutes as a category but plays infrequently so it's hard to know when to put him in the lineup.
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 08:00:00 AM

John Scott will suit up in Friday's home opener against Ottawa.

He will take the place of Cody McCormick in the lineup because the Senators typically dress one or two tough guys. Scott was a healthy scratch in the Sabres' first game of the year.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 04:22:00 PM

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4Andrew Desjardins
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3Raffi Torres
4Tye McGinn
5James Sheppard
6Mike Brown
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Tyler Kennedy
3Matthew Nieto
4Adam Burish
5John Scott
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Jason Demers
5Matt Irwin
6Scott Hannan
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock