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Flames' Baertschi Healthy Scratch Vs Stars

Baertschi _2013You may recall in September when Sven Baertschi was called out by the Flames head of hockey operations, Brian Burke, for being too focused on offense and not dedicated enough to other areas of the ice.

To the 21-year-olds credit, he responded nicely to Burkes criticisms, his play early this season drawing praise from head coach Bob Hartley.

Unfortunately, Tuesdays 4-2 loss to the Coyotes marked another down point for the Swiss winger, and as a result hell be a healthy scratch tonight in Dallas.

Baertschi (1G, 3A) wasnt surprised when he learned hed be watching from the press box against the Stars. After all, he barely saw the ice in the third period of the Phoenix game. Kind of saw it coming, he said, per Sportsnets Roger Millions.

Source: Jason Brough, NBC Sports, Pro Hockey Talk


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