Flames' Babchuk A Healthy Scratch Monday: Anton Babchuk will not play Monday against the Coyotes. (Updated 2/18/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/21/13).
Anton Babchuk has played in each of the team's last two games, but he'll watch Monday as a healthy scratch. (Updated 2/18/13).
08/29/2012 16:20 Chicago Blackhawks
Imagine an NHL without free agency or trades, that once a player is drafted with a team he stays with that team for his entire career. What would the rosters look like?
Despite signing a two-year, $5 million contract to open the season, Anton Babchuks 2011-12 campaign can only be viewed as a bust, as he was a healthy scratch much of the year. He played only 32 games, and was in and out of the doghouse on numerous occasions. While he certainly has scoring ability, as he had 35 points the two seasons preceding 2011-12, the Flames have a glut of defensemen, and may sparingly use the former first-round pick. At best, he will garner a third-line defenseman spot. (Updated 8/14/12)