According to coach Joel Quenneville, forward Viktor Stalberg will be a healthy scratch for Game One against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.
Chris Kuc tweeted after this morning’s practice that “Stalberg questioned his role–or lack of it–in certain situations.”
Against Minnesota in the first round, Stalberg registered one assist and was plus-two in five games. However, after his assist and 18:02 on the ice in Game One of that series, Stalberg’s ice time dropped quickly to 11:40 in Game Two, 10:51 in Game Three and only 9:20 in Game Four. Stalberg skated 13:14 in the Hawks’ blowout 5-1 series-clinching victory in Game Five; he was credited with only two shots in the final three games of that series, both of which came in Game Four.