Todd Nelson says Hershey Bears healthy-scratched Hendrix Lapierre twice because ‘his intensity has to rise up’
The Hershey Bears sat Washington Capitals 2020 first-round pick Hendrix Lapierre in both of their weekend games. The healthy scratches were Lapierre’s first of his professional career.
With the NHL trade deadline two weeks away, the move raised eyebrows, especially as the Capitals are scuffling and are becoming a long shot to make the playoffs for a ninth-straight season.
But the prospect was not healthy-scratched for trade reasons. It was for his recent play.
By Ian Oland 1 month ago