Vince Dunn, who is perhaps being shopped around right now, was a healthy scratch Tuesday night against the Vegas Golden Knights. He had an atrocious game against the Los Angeles Kings last weekend, and deserved the time in the press box. Whether or not he was going to play against the Golden Knights on Thursday will remain one of life’s great unanswered mysteries, but he is in the lineup tonight:
Berube on Dunn who's expected to be back in the lineup tonight: "I'm looking for Dunn to come back and get to his game. He was pulled out for mistakes he's made and he's got to clean them up. We're just looking for him to be more direct and a little bit more intense in his game."— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) January 30, 2021
It’s hard to fix mistakes when you’re not given the chance to, so hopefully tonight will be a learning opportunity for Dunn. He will be on the third defensive pairing with Niko Mikkola.
Sammy Blais will also return to the line-up tonight with the injury to Tyler Bozak keeping him out for the forseeable future. He’ll slot in on the third line with Robert Thomas and Mike Hoffman.
Sanford - O’Reilly - Perron
Schwartz - Schenn - Kyrou
Blais - Thomas - Hoffman
Clifford - Barbashev - Sundqvist
Scandella - Parayko
Krug - Faulk
Dunn - Mikkola