Harrington will be a healthy scratch Saturday as David Savard (back) returns to the lineup against Detroit, Mark Schieg reports. Harrington enjoyed a brief 10-game stint as David Savard's replacement. The 23-year-old tallied his first NHL goal, as well as adding two assists. However, in his third year, the blueliner has still not played more than 15 games in a season -- mainly covering shifts for injured players. With the news that Savard is back, this stint in the big leagues may be running out of gas.
Harrington scored his first NHL goal and added an assist in Sunday's 7-6 overtime win over the Senators. He's made a sudden fantasy impact over the weekend, racking up three points and a plus-5 rating over the last two games, but Harrington is still seeing less than 12 minutes of ice time a night from the Blue Jackets' bottom pairing. Don't expect him to keep up anything close to this pace.
Harrington saw just 12:29 of ice time in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Hurricanes, but was a plus-1 and recorded two blocked shots. Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella didn't seem too impressed by the effort Harrington was showing, giving him far fewer shifts than his other five defensemen and over seven minutes less than his erstwhile blue line partner, Ryan Murray. Expect Harrington to return to the press box as soon as Markus Nutivaara (undisclosed) is healthy.
Harrington will play in his first game since Nov. 20 against Carolina on Tuesday. The blueliner has only played in three games this season, so it's unclear exactly what his production level will be like when he returns. For now, stay away from Harrington until he shows what his production level will be.
Harrington will make his Blue Jackets debut during Tuesday's game against the Capitals. He will play in place of Dalton Prout, who was a late scratch. Harrington gets his first opportunity with his new club on Tuesday after playing two games for AHL Cleveland. The 23-year-old defenseman doesn't have a ton of NHL experience thus far, but he does have a plus-24 rating in his AHL career so he's at least worth monitoring for now.
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