Coach Maurice – Can he say why Evander didn’t practice today? Is he anticipating something that may keep him out of future game? In terms of the decision prior to game Friday night is he satisfied that the issue has been resolved? Is this a culmination of other actions or is this a single incident? Does he discuss the decision with the team? How difficult was it to make that decision based on the circumstances (Kane playing in front of home crowd, importance of game). How does he think he has responded? Has this been a distraction for the team in the room? Can he explain the importance of following team rules, no matter how small they appear from the outside? How do on ice and off ice discipline relate? How disappointing is this for him? Do actions like this sometimes catch a groups attention? Has this injury been around for awhile? Not drawing a conclusion between his scratch and his absence today. If the doctor gives the go ahead, will he be in the lineup? How has this impacted Evander’s realtionship with the team or his coach?
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