Canucks scratch highest-paid player Eriksson vs. Rangers
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Vancouver Canucks forward Loui Eriksson was a healthy scratch for the first time this season, sitting out Wednesday against the New York Rangers.

"I want to put (Markus Granlund) back in, and it’s not like I’m sitting here saying that Loui's played terrible," head coach Travis Green said before the game, according to Sportsnet's Brendan Batchelor. "But has he done enough where I can't take him out of the lineup?"

Eriksson has recorded just 10 goals and 12 assists over 69 games this season. He's been widely viewed as a disappointment after signing a six-year, $36-million contract on July 1, 2016. His $6-million cap hit is $500,000 more than Bo Horvat, the team's second-highest paid player.

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Canucks scratch highest-paid player Eriksson vs. Rangers
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