Oilers' Ryan Smyth to be healthy scratch vs Stars
Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Smyth will be a healthy scratch tonight against the Dallas Stars, the team announced.
On the season, Smyth has recorded one goal and one assist in 12 games.
Head coach Ralph Krueger on the decision:
"It's extremely difficult. But whether it's popular or not is not the driving force." - Coach Krueger on his decision to scratch Smyth— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) February 12, 2013
"We had an honest, open conversation with everything on the table ... We're expecting a gritty reaction from him." - Coach K on Smyth— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) February 12, 2013