LW Ville Nieminen was a healthy scratch for a fifth straight game.
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LW Ville Nieminen was a healthy scratch for a fifth straight game. Injured Sharks C Marcel Goc (back spasms) and D Kyle McLaren (knee scope) missed third and second straight games, respectively. - San Francisco Chronicle
that the fact that a player has been a healthy scratch, or place on waivers, is a sign for the Rangers to pursue. Ville was traded for a reason (he didn't bring what he was supposed to bring). He's sitting for a reason (presumably the same as why the Rangers traded him). I don't think picking him up with thus make much sense.
If I want funny, I'll look out the window and watch people fall on the ice. I liked Niemo, but there's no place left for him here. Maybe we can get him to report to Hartford to keep Kasparaitis company next season?