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.