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Canucks Loui Eriksson Made A Healthy Scratch

Canucks Loui Eriksson Made A Healthy Scratch
Published On: Thu, Mar 14
Mar 29, 2016; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman David Warsofsky (47) skates with the puck as Boston Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson (21) defends during the second period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Loui Erikssona€™s tenure in Vancouver has been close to disastrous, but it has now reached a new low. In his third season and with 184 games with the Canucks under his belt, Eriksson has been made a healthy scratch for tonighta€™s home game against the New York Rangers,A reportsA TSNa€™s Jason Brough. It is the first time in his Canucks career that Eriksson has been scratched.

To be fair, Eriksson had it coming. While a respected veteran and capable two-way forward, his 22 points through 69 games this season marks a career-low in per-game production, although a similar pace to his first two seasons in Vancouver. Making those disappointing offensive totals all the worse is how much Eriksson is paid to produce them. One of a series of terrible contract calls made in the 2016 off-season (see:A Milan Lucic,A Andrew Ladd,A David Backes,A Kyle Okposo,A Danny DeKeyser), the Canucks signed Eriksson to a six-year, $36MM contract weeks before his 31st birthday. Based on that $6MM cap hit, Eriksson has been the sixth-worst cost-per-point value among forwards with 60+ games played this season. Between poor play and chronic injury issues, the Canucks have yet to see any semblance of value from the Eriksson deal through three seasons, yet they have three seasons left to go.

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