Another game day when the team is having an optional skate. I have not been keeping track but it seems like DeBoer does this a lot.
I understand when they play back to back games or the fact that they have certain contractual rules with the player's association. I also get that there are some older players on the team that can benefit from a down day now and then. I wonder if anyone else has noticed this and if it's common around the league?
BTW....Pittsburgh held a practice for tonight's game.