Why is that? Well, both players are healthy scratches heading into tonight’s clash against the Los Angeles Kings.
In the case of Purcell, he’s a decent supporting cast member who can moonlight on a top line here and there. He’s bounced around via trades quite a bit lately.
Schultz is a wild card: a defenseman who was maybe given too prominent a role following a lot of hype out of college. He’s failed to live up to that, and is even receiving jeers from fans, but his offensive potential – perceived or real – could make him an interesting trade target.
Stay tuned, hockey fans.