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20 John Scott LW
Height/Weight: 6-8/259 | Birthdate: 9/26/1982 | Birthplace: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada | Team: San Jose Sharks | College: Michigan Tech | NHL Experience: 6 | Salary: $600,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/0
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3/6/2015

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John Scott

Sharks' Scott Returns To Practice

News: John Scott (illness) returned to practice Friday, CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz reports.
Analysis: John Scott seems to be back at close to full health after missing Thursday's session with the illness. He'll likely slot in on the Sharks' fourth line for Saturday's game against the Canucks.

3/5/2015

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John Scott

Sharks' Scott Falls Ill Thursday

News: John Scott missed Thursday's practice with an illness, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Coach Todd McLellan had Brent Burns fill in for John Scott on the Sharks' fourth line at practice, but it doesn't sound like the illness is overly serious for the winger. He's expected to be at full health in advance of Saturday's game against the Canucks.

2/5/2015

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John Scott

Extremely Rare Goal For Sharks' Scott

News: John Scott found twine for just the fourth time in his 259-game career in a 3-1 loss to the Flames on Wednesday.
Analysis: He spent just 4:43 on the ice in this one, so how's that for efficiency? With 476 PIM and 36 fighting majors to his name, the pugilist has only ever been fantasy relevant for his transgressions, as his third-period goal was one of the rarest sights in all of hockey.

1/28/2015

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John Scott

Scott's Production Anemic For Sharks

News: While John Scott has tied a career high in points already with two, he's not getting the ice time necessary to give him value.
Analysis: John Scott has played just 19 games this season. If you're rostering him, it's for his penalty minutes and you're laughing all the way to the bank that he has a goal and an assist -- both numbers tie a career high for the big winger -- but he's not on the ice consistently enough for those penalty minutes to matter for most formats. Look to players accumulating penalty minutes, even if it's at a slightly slower pace, who are playing regularly if you've got Scott on your roster.

12/24/2014

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John Scott

Sharks' Scott Gets Four-Game Ban For Punch

News: John Scott was suspended four games Wednesday by the NHL Department of Player Safety for punching the Ducks' Tim Jackman in Monday's game, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Jackman left the game following John Scott's punch and didnt' return, as it quite possibly resulted in a concussion for the winger. Scott has had a history of dirty hits in the past, so it's no surprise that his misdeed went unpunished again. His suspension will go into effect beginning with Saturday's game against the Kings and will keep him out of action until Jan. 5.

12/18/2014

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John Scott

Scott Back In Lineup For San Jose

News: John Scott will draw back into the San Jose lineup on Thursday against Edmonton, reports Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.
Analysis: John Scott has been out of the lineup since the Sharks' home-and-home against Edmonton on Dec. 7 and 9. He retains limited fantasy value, as he's typically only useful for PIM and is a frequent healthy scratch.

12/8/2014

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John Scott

Scott Tallies Rare Point For Sharks

News: John Scott had an assist and a pair of shots through his paltry 8:17 of ice time in Saturday's win over Calgary.
Analysis: That's John Scott's second point of the year and his first since his first game of the season. Scott has only suited up for ten games so far this year, but is starting to get some consistent time in San Jose. He's been on the ice for the Sharks in their last four games. Saturday's 8:17 of ice time was the most ice he's seen over that four-game stretch and his second highest mark of the year.

11/9/2014

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John Scott

Sharks Keep Scott A Scratch

News: John Scott has yet to enter a game since finishing his two-game suspension in October. He was a scratch again in Saturday's game against Dallas.
Analysis: John Scott's lack of playing time shouldn't come as a surprise. Though the Sharks said they wanted to play him and get tougher, Scott was never going to find his way into regular ice time. He's only suited up for five of San Jose's 15 games and has thus far collected one goal, two shots, and 22 penalty minutes.

11/1/2014

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John Scott

Sharks' Scott Reinstated

News: John Scott has completed his two-game suspension and will be a lineup option for Saturday's game against the Islanders, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: It's uncertain whether John Scott will reenter the lineup Saturday, as he's often been a healthy scratch on the season. As the two-game ban would suggest, Scott's role on the ice is to cause trouble at the expense of most everything else. He's racked up 22 penalty minutes in five games this season.

10/27/2014

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John Scott

Sharks' Scott Receives Two-Game Ban

News: John Scott has been suspended two games for his role in Sunday's fight between the Sharks and Ducks, Sporting News reports.
Analysis: John Scott started a fight with Anaheim's Tim Jackman during a game in which the teams combined for 165 penalty minutes. Though he left the bench during the incident, the NHL ruled it a legal line change, so Scott avoids the mandatory 10-game suspension for leaving the bench to instigate a fight. He'll miss Tuesday's game in Colorado and Thursday's contest in Minnesota.

10/26/2014

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John Scott

Sharks' Scott Collects 22 PIM In Win

News: John Scott was credited with 22 PIM in just 3:58 of ice time in Sunday's win over Anaheim.
Analysis: It was a nasty affair Sunday, and John Scott was right in the middle of it. While he has scored a goal this season, Scott barely sees any ice time and has never produced more than two points in a season. Unless your leagues places heavy emphasis on PIM, don't' even consider Scott, as there are much better options out there.

10/23/2014

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John Scott

Sharks' Scott Scratched Thursday

News: The Sharks will scratch John Scott in Thursday's game against Columbus, according to Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News.
Analysis: John Scott has barely seen any ice time this season even when he is playing, with a season high of 6:36. Scott's fantasy contributions are largely limited to whatever PIM he collects, so this shouldn't affect too many rosters. There are better options out there.

10/22/2014

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John Scott

Sharks' Scott Contributing Minimally

News: John Scott didn't tally any meaningful statistics through 5:00 of ice time in a loss to the Bruins on Tuesday.
Analysis: Despite scoring in the first game of the season, John Scott has no other meaningful stats this year. His plus/minus is even and he has no penalty minutes and no shots in his last two games for an average of .67 shots per game with a season-high ice time of 6:36. Scott isn't likely to suit up every night and won't produce many results if he's on your team.

10/15/2014

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John Scott

Sharks' Scott Scores In Team Debut

News: John Scott made a splash in his San Jose debut Tuesday versus the Capitals, scoring a goal in the first period to stake the Sharks to a 3-0 lead.
Analysis: The goal was just the third of John Scott's 237-game career. The 6-foot-8, 260-pounder lacks the fluidity as a skater to make meaningful contributions on offense, so the Sharks will simply be grateful to witness the hockey equivalent of a shooting star in seeing Scott find the net. He'll offer most of his fantasy value this season in the penalty box.

10/14/2014

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John Scott

Sharks' Scott To Make Team Debut Tuesday

News: John Scott will make his season debut Tuesday against the Capitals, CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: The lumbering enforcer will be tasked with filling in for fourth-liner Mike Brown, who looks set to miss multiple games with a left hand injury. John Scott engages in fisticuffs with the best of them (125 PIM in 56 games), but he's almost a complete black hole offensively. The lone goal he scored last season with the Sabres ended a 165-game streak without finding the net.

7/2/2014

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John Scott

Sharks Sign Scott

News: The Sharks have signed John Scott to a one-year contract worth $700,000, csnbayarea.com reports.
Analysis: With two career goals and six points in 236 career NHL games, John Scott's fantasy utility is restricted to the PIMs that he racks up. In 56 games for the Sabres last season, he recorded 125 penalty minutes.

2/25/2014

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John Scott

Sabres' Scott Slated To Work On Blue Line Tuesday

News: John Scott is slated to play defense for the Sabres on Tuesday against the Hurricanes, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: John Scott, who was sent off the ice early at practice Monday, is back in business and slated to fill in for Henrik Tallinder on Tuesday. Tallinder arrived from Sochi early Tuesday morning and will get some rest. Scott has just one goal and a minus-10 rating in 33 games, but he is an option for owners in need of PIMs; he has racked up 81 penalty minutes to date. However, the Hurricanes are one of the most well-disciplined teams in the league and feature no heavyweight enforcer.

2/24/2014

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John Scott

Sabres' Enforcer Scott Tossed From Practice

News: John Scott's Monday morning practice was cut short after being asked to leave the ice, reports the Olean Times Herald.
Analysis: Head coach Ted Nolan didn't like how John Scott fumbled the puck during drills and tossed him out of practice, infuriating the Sabres enforcer, who broke his stick in response. Scott doesn't get a lot of playing time in general, and this incident could mean he sits Tuesday against Carolina. It's odd to criticize a player who has two goals in 213 career NHL games for being bad with the puck, but Nolan is also coming off a successful run at the Olympics with Latvia and has been trying to change the culture in Buffalo. Scott remains a good source of PIM if and when he plays.

2/12/2014

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John Scott

PIM Piling Up For Sabres' Scott

News: John Scott has racked up 81 penalty minutes in 33 games this season.
Analysis: The fourth-liner offers almost no offensive upside whatsoever - in fact, his goal in a Dec. 28 loss to the Maple Leafs marked the first time he found the net in four seasons. Couple the lack of scoring with a minus-10 rating and relatively low hit and block totals, and John Scott's ample penalty minutes probably aren't enough to warrant a roster spot in most fantasy leagues.

12/28/2013

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John Scott

Sabres' Scott Breaks 165-Game Goalless Streak

News: John Scott made his 200th career game a memorable one Friday, scoring just his second NHL goal in the loss to Toronto.
Analysis: The 6-foot-8 brute slammed home a rebound in the first period for his first tally since Nov. 15, 2009, a span of 165 games. John Scott is known more for his fighting ways than any sort of scoring touch, so consider Friday's goal a pleasant gift for those few fantasy owners who roster him.

11/13/2013

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John Scott

Sabres' Scott To Play Friday Against Leafs

News: New head coach Ted Nolan announced that the Sabres enforcer will play Friday against the Leafs, reports Mike Harrington from The Buffalo News.
Analysis: The Sabres made sweeping changes Wednesday, firing long-time general manager Darcy Regier and head coach Ron Rolston. Coming back to the franchise is Pat LaFontaine, who will serve as team president, and Ted Nolan, who will serve as interim head coach. Nolan, who previously coached the Sabres from 1995-97, preaches an aggressive style, and the wheels are already in motion with John Scott returning to the lineup. Scott has not played since October 23 when he knocked out Loui Eriksson and has 19 penalty minutes in seven games. Scott made headlines during a 5-3 preseason loss to Toronto when he tried to avenge a hit on Corey Tropp by going after Phil Kessel and starting a line brawl. Randy Carlyle and the Leafs will likely respond by dressing an enforcer of their own as Scott plays against them for the first time this season. If you're looking to pick up a few extra penalty minutes, Scott's a good bet, provided he finds a dance partner with his limited ice time. With Scott drawing in, someone will have to sit, though Nolan revealed who.

11/1/2013

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John Scott

Sabres' Scott Chooses Not To Appeal Suspension

News: John Scott has chosen not to appeal his seven-game suspension, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Analysis: John Scott had already served four games for his illegal hit to the head on the Bruins' Loui Eriksson on Oct. 23, so he didn't have a ton of wiggle room for a further reduction on the ban. He's probably lucky not to have received a lengthier suspension after Eriksson sustained a concussion as a result of the hit and remains out indefinitely.

10/31/2013

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John Scott

Sabres' Scott Receives Seven Games Suspension

News: John Scott was suspended for seven games Thursday for his illegal hit on the Bruins' Loui Eriksson on Oct. 23, NHL.com reports.
Analysis: John Scott had been suspended indefinitely to this point, so Thursday's matchup will already mark the fourth game of his suspension. He will be eligible to return Nov. 8 against the Ducks, but his presence in the lineup shouldn't affect many fantasy teams unless you're in desperate need of penalty minutes.

10/25/2013

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John Scott

Sabres' Scott: Hearing Thursday

News: John Scott's in-person hearing for his elbow to the head of Boston's Loui Eriksson in Wednesday's game will take place Thursday, according to CBC Sports.
Analysis: That means John Scott will miss both weekend games for the Sabres plus one more next week before the hearing, and we'd be a bit shocked if the buck stopped there.

10/24/2013

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John Scott

Sabres' Scott Suspended Indefinitely

News: John Scott has been suspended indefinitely for his elbow to the head of Boston's Loui Eriksson in Wednesday's game, according to ESPN.com.
Analysis: John Scott has a hearing scheduled, but until that gets resolved he'll start serving his time, as there is almost no way the final punishment will be less than five games. And it's possible it could go up to 10 or so based on Eriksson's head injury. The one thing Scott has going for him is that, for all his fighting tactics, he doesn't have a history of cheap shots.