there was at least 1.
When it comes to playing Tedenby or playing Rolston, it's probably a dollars and cents decision. Pay Rolston $5M to sit? Or pay Tedenby $875k to sit? That looks like a Vanderbeek call, if anything.
Tedenby came on like a bat out of hell but quickly showed he isn't ready to sustain that kind of performance night-in, night-out at this level. He hustles and does a lot of things right. But he's also small and, like most rookies, prone to burning out over a long NHL-level schedule. If a message is also being sent that he needs to chip in more on defense, then fine. That's a ton of birds with one stone.
Like Daniel said, Parise was sat a few times his rookie season. No big deal.
Er ... I mean ... DAMN THAT LEMAIRE AND HIS DASTARDLY HEAD GAMES!!!!!!! A POX UPON THEE!!!!!!!!!1!