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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: 5 | Salary: $600,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/1
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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.

10/23/2013

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John Scott

Sabres' Scott: Hearing Looms

News: John Scott was given a match penalty Wednesday after elbowing Boston's Loui Eriksson in the head, The Buffalo News reports. He is scheduled to have an in-person hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.
Analysis: John Scott, even though he's a goon plain and simple, doesn't have a history of suspensions but reporters from both sides seem to think he's looking at five games minimum for the cheap shot here, and the fact that Eriksson is injured won't help. If you're using Scott for penalty minutes - and why else would you be using him? - get ready to have him on your bench for a stretch.

5/20/2013

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John Scott

Scott Re-Ups With Sabres

News: The Sabres re-signed John Scott to a one-year deal on Monday, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: John Scott fills a tough-guy role and the buck ends there, as he has a miniscule five points in 180 career games. That said, he has 305 penalty minutes across that time, so you can usually be sure when he's out there that he's ready to mix it up with someone. Scott played 34 games with the Sabres last season and was third on the team with 69 PIMs.

4/12/2013

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John Scott

Sabres' Scott To Sit Thursday

News: John Scott will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Canadiens, reports Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.
Analysis: With no points in 27 games this season, John Scott's only fantasy value comes from his PIMs, of which he has 52.

7/1/2012

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John Scott

Scott Off To Buffalo

News: John Scott signed a one-year, $600,000 contract with Buffalo on Sunday, the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: John Scott heads a few hundred miles west in New York to Buffalo, where the enforcer will employ his talents next season. He's well worth a look in goon leagues, but played in only 35 games last season between Chicago and the Rangers, racking up 53 penalty minutes and one assist.

3/7/2012

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John Scott

Scott Gets Into First Tussle As A Ranger

News: John Scott received a five-minute major for his first fight as a Ranger during Tuesday's 4-1 loss to New Jersey.
Analysis: John Scott was a surprise game-time activation (at the expense of John Mitchell), due to the Rangers expecting a more physical matchup with the Devils. The Rangers' recent acquisition didn't disappoint, as he dropped his gloves 12 minutes into the first period for a scuffle with Cam Janssen. Scott will likely be a game-time scratch more often than not, but he will keep himself relevant in fantasy leagues that count penalty minutes on the days that he can manage to fight his way into the lineup.

2/28/2012

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John Scott

Rangers Acquire Scott From Hawks

News: John Scott was dealt to the Rangers from Chicago for a fifth-round draft pick Monday, according to ESPN's Katie Strang.
Analysis: A strange acquisition for the Rangers, to say the least, as John Scott has primarily been an enforcer for the Blackhawks, while New York has plenty of guys -- Brandon Prust, Stu Bickel, Mike Rupp -- who regularly mix it up with the fists. He'll likely serve as a seventh or eighth defenseman who's typically scratched unless the Rangers expect things to get scrappy.

12/16/2011

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John Scott

'Hawks' Scott Registers Rare Point

News: John Scott skated on Friday and earned his first point in more than a year in the Blackhawks' 4-1 victory over the Ducks.
Analysis: John Scott was moved up to forward after Daniel Carcillo could not dress because of an injury. Scott took advantage of it with an assist on a Jamal Mayers' goal in the first period. He was also named the second star of the night.

4/17/2011

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John Scott

Scott Playing For Chicago On Sunday

News: Scott will play against Vancouver on Sunday, ChicagoBlackhawks.com reports.
Analysis: If you're in a playoff pool that allows roster moves and you're in need of penalty minutes Sunday, Scott could conceivably offer something.

3/14/2011

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John Scott

Hawks' Scott Expected To Skate Monday

News: Scott is expected to be in the lineup Monday against the Sharks with Brian Campbell sitting out this game, ESPN-AM 1000 in Chicago reports.
Analysis: Scott has skated a grand total of a little more than 12 minutes in two games since Feb. 18. He has one assist on the season, ironically against San Jose on Dec. 11.

2/12/2011

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John Scott

Scott Aims For Saturday Return For Blackhawks

News: Scott could be in the lineup Saturday against the Coyotes as the Blackhawks were blitzed with injuries Friday night at Dallas, Chicago Tribune reports.
Analysis: Scott was a healthy scratch on Friday and could be moved to wing with the questionable statuses of Fernando Pisani, Ryan Johnson and Viktor Stalberg, who all left the game with injuries against the Stars. Scott, who missed some time with the flu, has only been in the lineup for two games since the start of 2011.

2/4/2011

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John Scott

Blackhawks' Scott Out Sick

News: Scott has the flu and will join the Blackhawks on the road trip when he feels better, Blackhawk Up reports.
Analysis: That means he'll miss Friday's game in Vancouver, but he'll have the rest of the weekend to rest up for Chicago's next game, Monday at Calgary.

12/11/2010

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John Scott

Blackhawks' Scott Moved to Forward on Saturday Night

News: Scott will be a forward on the fourth line against the Sharks on Saturday night, the Daily Herald reports.
Analysis: With the Blackhawks shorthanded, they opted to move Scott and Jordan Hendry up to forward on the fourth line instead of bringing up a forward from Rockford.

11/27/2010

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John Scott

Hawks May Use Scott at Forward Saturday

News: Scott could move up to forward from defense with Fernando Pisani (upper body injury) out of Saturday night's game against the Kings, the Daily Herald reports.
Analysis: This will be Scott's first appearance on the ice since Nov. 10 when he skated almost five minutes against the Coyotes. He has not logged a point in 16 games this season.

10/19/2010

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John Scott

Scott Skates on Fourth Line

News: The Blackhawks dressed seven defensemen in Monday's win over the Blues, occasionally using Scott as a fourth-line wing, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: This actually hurt Scott's value, as he got in less than three minutes of ice time (plus two minutes in the box).

10/6/2009

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John Scott

Scott plays on fourth line

News: The Sports Xchange reports Wild D John Scott, a 6-foot-8 behemoth, played left wing in Saturday's opener at Columbus to offer a physical element with LW Derek Boogaard out with a concussion. Scott hadn't played wing since a short stretch two years ago with AHL Houston.
Analysis: The 27-year-old defenseman has logged just 21 games in his NHL career. He has one point and 21 penalty minutes. Scott will be more of a checking presence when on the ice and pretty much just a Fantasy flier in leagues that reward heavily for PIM.