Roslovic made healthy scratch vs. Panthers
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jack Roslovic was a healthy scratch Saturday and didn't suit up for the club's 5-2 loss against the Florida Panthers.
Head coach John Tortorella didn't offer much when asked about Roslovic's play.
"(Jack's) still a work in progress, yeah," Tortorella told CBJ Radio's Bob McElligott before Saturday's contest. "And that's where I'll leave it."
However, the Blue Jackets bench boss voiced his displeasure with Roslovic's game in a 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.
"I didn't like Jack's line," Tortorella said postgame, according to Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch. "I didn't like Jack's play. But I'm not going to criticize anybody. I shouldn't. I thought 99% of this hockey club played their (butts) off tonight."
Roslovic ranks third on Columbus with 22 points through 30 games this season but has just two points over his previous six outings.
The Blue Jackets acquired Roslovic and Patrik Laine in a trade that sent Pierre-Luc Dubois to the Winnipeg Jets in January. Despite Laine and Dubois being the headliners of the deal, Roslovic leads all three players in points since the transaction.
Tortorella sat Dubois before he was traded to Winnipeg. Laine has also been benched by Tortorella on multiple occasions this season.
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