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16 Games In The NHL & A UFA Too

from John Shipley of the Pioneer Press,

The stars finally seem to have aligned for John Scott and the Wild. Opportunity, attitude and performance have come together just in time for the big defenseman to contribute as Minnesota battles desperately for a playoff spot.

Yet the timing isn’t perfect, because Scott will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

“I don’t know if that’s good or bad,” he said. “You’d have to ask my agent. He says it’s good.”

Though the collective bargaining agreement has allowed many young players to become unrestricted, Scott’s case is unusual. At 26, he already is playing through his third pro contract, though he has played only 16 NHL games — all since Jan. 1.

But he’s been good, good enough to play in 11 of 12 games since being recalled for a second time on March 8. Not bad for an undrafted free agent whose college career was notable mostly because he was considered Division I hockey’s tallest player.

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