• Scott Signs One-Year Contract With Coyotes

    News: John Scott signed a one-year (one-way) contract with the Coyotes on Friday.
    Analysis: John Scott has never been a fantasy relevant player during his eight year NHL career, and it's doubtful that will change in Arizona. His fantasy value is limited to penalty minutes, but he doesn't get enough playing time to rack up penalties with any sort of consistency.
  • John Scott Will Not Return To Sharks

    News: GM Doug Wilson announced Friday that the Sharks will not extend John Scott an offer, according to CSN Bay Area.
    Analysis: John Scott hit a career-high three goals this season, which may give you a bit of an idea of why the Sharks aren't going to re-sign him. His value to fantasy is limited to penalty minutes, but he doesn't get enough ice time for him to be effective there with any regularity.
  • Sharks' Scott Returns To Practice

    News: John Scott (illness) returned to practice Friday, CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz reports.
    Analysis: John Scott seems to be back at close to full health after missing Thursday's session with the illness. He'll likely slot in on the Sharks' fourth line for Saturday's game against the Canucks.
  • Sharks' Scott Falls Ill Thursday

    News: John Scott missed Thursday's practice with an illness, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: Coach Todd McLellan had Brent Burns fill in for John Scott on the Sharks' fourth line at practice, but it doesn't sound like the illness is overly serious for the winger. He's expected to be at full health in advance of Saturday's game against the Canucks.
  • Extremely Rare Goal For Sharks' Scott

    News: John Scott found twine for just the fourth time in his 259-game career in a 3-1 loss to the Flames on Wednesday.
    Analysis: He spent just 4:43 on the ice in this one, so how's that for efficiency? With 476 PIM and 36 fighting majors to his name, the pugilist has only ever been fantasy relevant for his transgressions, as his third-period goal was one of the rarest sights in all of hockey.
  • Scott's Production Anemic For Sharks

    News: While John Scott has tied a career high in points already with two, he's not getting the ice time necessary to give him value.
    Analysis: John Scott has played just 19 games this season. If you're rostering him, it's for his penalty minutes and you're laughing all the way to the bank that he has a goal and an assist -- both numbers tie a career high for the big winger -- but he's not on the ice consistently enough for those penalty minutes to matter for most formats. Look to players accumulating penalty minutes, even if it's at a slightly slower pace, who are playing regularly if you've got Scott on your roster.
  • Sharks' Scott Gets Four-Game Ban For Punch

    News: John Scott was suspended four games Wednesday by the NHL Department of Player Safety for punching the Ducks' Tim Jackman in Monday's game, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: Jackman left the game following John Scott's punch and didnt' return, as it quite possibly resulted in a concussion for the winger. Scott has had a history of dirty hits in the past, so it's no surprise that his misdeed went unpunished again. His suspension will go into effect beginning with Saturday's game against the Kings and will keep him out of action until Jan. 5.
  • Scott Back In Lineup For San Jose

    News: John Scott will draw back into the San Jose lineup on Thursday against Edmonton, reports Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.
    Analysis: John Scott has been out of the lineup since the Sharks' home-and-home against Edmonton on Dec. 7 and 9. He retains limited fantasy value, as he's typically only useful for PIM and is a frequent healthy scratch.
  • Scott Tallies Rare Point For Sharks

    News: John Scott had an assist and a pair of shots through his paltry 8:17 of ice time in Saturday's win over Calgary.
    Analysis: That's John Scott's second point of the year and his first since his first game of the season. Scott has only suited up for ten games so far this year, but is starting to get some consistent time in San Jose. He's been on the ice for the Sharks in their last four games. Saturday's 8:17 of ice time was the most ice he's seen over that four-game stretch and his second highest mark of the year.
  • Sharks Keep Scott A Scratch

    News: John Scott has yet to enter a game since finishing his two-game suspension in October. He was a scratch again in Saturday's game against Dallas.
    Analysis: John Scott's lack of playing time shouldn't come as a surprise. Though the Sharks said they wanted to play him and get tougher, Scott was never going to find his way into regular ice time. He's only suited up for five of San Jose's 15 games and has thus far collected one goal, two shots, and 22 penalty minutes.