Was (+3) in 18:53 of ice time at CAR (4/10) ... Served as a healthy extra in nine games (3/18-4/5) ... Tallied a team-high four blocked shots in 17:04 of ice time at FLA (2/27) ... Tallied an assist vs. WPG (2/6) ... Earned his first career multi-point game with two assists vs. DET (2/2) ... Earned an assist at MTL (1/25) ... Sparred with Matt Calvert at CBJ (1/17) ... Earned an assist vs. BUF (1/12) ... Tallied three hits in 13:37 of ice time vs. TOR (1/10) ... Registered two blocked shots in 12:59 of ice time at TB (1/9) ... Recalled from Hershey (AHL) on Jan. 8 ... Registered four assists in 13 games with the Bears ... Recorded two penalty minutes in 12:41 of ice time at DAL (10/5) ... Scored his first NHL goal and registered four shots in 17:26 of ice time at CGY (10/3) ... Made his NHL debut and registered two penalty minutes in 10:46 of ice time at CHI (10/1)
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres