5 years ago

Scott Hartnell says he was "slowing down" the Flyers' top line and understands why he was temporarily benched against Tampa Bay.

"I knew I had not been playing that great. To be on the top line, you have to be able to keep up with them. I can't be the one to slow them down. I was doing both of those things. Obviously, I have to play better," Hartnell said after practice Thursday where he didn't skate on the top unit. Despite Hartnell's offensive struggles, we still recommend fantasy owners stick by him considering his rare combination of PIMs and points.