Blue Jackets make Domi healthy scratch vs. Panthers
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John Tortorella is sending a message to Max Domi.

The Columbus Blue Jackets head coach made the forward a healthy scratch Monday night for the 4-2 loss against the Florida Panthers.

Tortorella didn't specify his reasoning for the move, but it would appear to be a response to a pair of recent incidents.

Domi was assessed a 10-minute misconduct in addition to minor penalties for high-sticking and slashing for his actions toward Dallas Stars forward Rhett Gardner late in the second period Saturday. Gardner was assessed a slashing minor of his own.

Five nights earlier, Domi went after Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy, earning a 10-minute misconduct as well as minor penalties for hooking and cross-checking.

Domi has collected only seven goals and 12 assists over 46 games for the Blue Jackets this season in his first campaign with Columbus. The team landed him along with a third-round pick in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens for forward Josh Anderson in October.

The 26-year-old signed a two-year, $10.6-million contract with the Blue Jackets one day after they acquired him.

Blue Jackets make Domi healthy scratch vs. Panthers
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