Forward Anton Lander, who has zero points in 20 games, was a healthy scratch when Edmonton lost 1-0 against the Washington Capitals on Monday night. He could be back against the Hurricanes. McLellan was careful to point out that Lander was not being punished when he sat out for the first time this season.
"He's a good, hard player, he cares about his teammates, he wants to win," the Edmonton coach said. "In his situation, pulling him out and letting him watch, sometimes you figure out when you do have more time (to make plays). When he does get back in the lineup, I hope he used his time that way rather than thinking it's a punishment."