Max Domi Is A Healthy Scratch For the Blue Jackets Tonight vs. Florida

By Jacob Nitzberg on April 19, 2021 at 11:23 am
Apr 4, 2021; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Max Domi (16) controls the puck against the Florida Panthers during the first period at BB&T Center.
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After Max Domi lost his temper twice in the Blue Jackets' last three games, first vs. Chicago, and then vs. Dallas on Saturday night, he won't be on the ice for Columbus tonight. Domi will be a healthy scratch as the Blue Jackets take on the Florida Panthers

Yes, it's true that John Tortorella wants his team to play with attitude and swagger. However, when Domi takes himself out of the game for extended periods of time with unnecessary penalties, it's frustrating as a coach. Domi was also on the ice for all four of the Stars' goals on Saturday night, as the Blue Jackets fell, 5-1.

Against the Blackhawks, Domi got two minutes for hooking, two minutes for cross-checking, plus a 10-minute game misconduct for going after defenseman Connor Murphy. Then, on Saturday night, Domi received a 2-minute minor for roughing, a 2-minute minor for high-sticking, and a 10-minute game misconduct for going after the Stars' Rhett Gardner. 

The full lineup changes for the Blue Jackets tonight will see Kole Sherwood, Kevin Stenlund, and Gavin Bayreuther draw in. Bayreuther will make his Blue Jackets debut. Domi, Mikhail Grigorenko, and Scott Harrington will sit.

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