GLENDALE, Ariz. — The story of the NHL's most unlikely All-Star captain took another twist Friday.
Coyotes tough guy John Scott, voted by fans as the All-Star Game captain for the Pacific Division team, was recalled from AHL Springfield and traded to the Canadiens for defenseman Jarred Tinordi in a three-team deal.
Scott went to the Canadiens with defenseman Victor Bartley after Bailey was acquired in a deal that sent Coyotes defenseman Stefan Elliott to the Predators.
Montreal sent Scott to AHL St. John's. Because it doesn't plan to call up Scott soon, it is expected he will still be with St. John's when the All-Star weekend begins Jan. 30 in Nashville. Because he wouldn't be an NHL player at that point, he wouldn't be eligible to play in the Jan. 31 game, Canada's Sportsnet reported.
"The league is evaluating how this trade impacts the Pacific Division roster," the NHL said in a statement.
There was great consternation in the NHL offices when Scott — he of the five goals, 11 assists and 542 penalty minutes in 285 career games — was elected a captain on the strength of a fan campaign, reports said. The league and the Coyotes even asked him to bow out of the game but he declined, Canada's TSN sports network reported Friday. That led many to believe at least part of the reason behind the trade was to get Scott out of the game.
Coyotes general manager Don Maloney denied that.
First—1, Van, Vey 1, 13:14. 2, Car, Versteeg 8 (Slavin, J.Staal), 18:27 (pp). Penalties—Prust, Van (holding), 17:01; Virtanen, Van, double minor (high-sticking), 19:23.
Second—3, Van, Horvat 7 (Fedun, Bartkowski), 9:32. Penalties—None.
Third—4, Car, Liles 4 (Nestrasil, Rask), 17:50. Penalties—None.
Overtime—5, Van, Horvat 8 (Vrbata, Tanev), 3:25. Penalties—None. Shots on Goal—Van 6-5-7-4—22. Car 9-19-11-1—40. Power-play opportunities—Van 0 of 0; Car 1 of 3. Goalies—Van, Markstrom 7-5-4 (40 shots-38 saves). Car, Ward 14-11-5 (22-19).
First—None. Penalties—Kane, Chi (high-sticking), 3:37; Gardiner, Tor (holding), 13:51.
Second—1, Chi, Kane 26 (Keith, Panarin), 13:07. 2, Chi, Kane 27 (Panarin, Seabrook), 17:13 (pp). Penalties—Marincin, Tor (hooking), 3:13; Gardiner, Tor (holding), 11:04; Hunwick, Tor (high-sticking), 16:04; Kadri, Tor (high-sticking), 19:59.
Third—3, Chi, Panarin 16 (Kane, Seabrook), :21 (pp). 4, Tor, Rielly 5 (Parenteau, Matthias), 3:47. 5, Chi, Kane 28 (Teravainen), 17:48 (en). Penalties—Polak, Tor (cross-checking), :12; Anisimov, Chi (hooking), 8:40; Seabrook, Chi (interference), 15:32. Shots on Goal—Chi 7-11-11—29. Tor 10-8-11—29. Power-play opportunities—Chi 2 of 6; Tor 0 of 3. Goalies—Chi, Darling 5-3-2 (29 shots-28 saves). Tor, Reimer 7-7-4 (28-25).
First—1, Buf, Legwand 3, 14:37. Penalties—Talbot, Bos, major (fighting), 15:01; Larsson, Buf, major (fighting), 15:01; Franson, Buf (hooking), 17:13.
Second—2, Bos, Beleskey 8 (Spooner, Eriksson), 1:01. Penalties—Talbot, Bos (holding), 2:30; Ferraro, Bos (slashing), 4:59; Chara, Bos (delay of game), 7:12; Weber, Buf (hooking), 12:15.
Third—3, Bos, Chara 6 (Spooner, Beleskey), :29. 4, Bos, Spooner 10 (Eriksson, K.Miller), 10:53. 5, Bos, Connolly 6, 18:51 (en). Penalties—Spooner, Bos (holding), 15:43. Shots on Goal—Bos 9-9-13—31. Buf 10-16-8—34. Power-play opportunities—Bos 0 of 2; Buf 0 of 4. Goalies—Bos, Gustavsson 8-3-1 (34 shots-33 saves). Buf, Lehner 0-1-0 (30-27).