Adam Clendening said that he is surprised to be a scratch tonight against Tampa in place Steven Kampfer. (NY Post)
He said that he felt like he was getting his chance to show what he can do because of injuries and noted that he is a big of an easy target to scratch. (NY Post)
He called the decision "more of a wakeup call" not just for himself but for the whole team. (NY Post)
Clendening said that "somebody has got to take the fall" and that when everyone is healthy he knows his spot and that he has "no problem with that." (NY Post)
Clendening was a minus three on Saturday against Montreal an in the past 7 games he has 1 goal, 1 assist, a minus two rating, 11 shots on goal and an average of 15:34 per game.
In those seven games, Clendening has been on the ice for 117 shot attempts for, 72 against, 53 shots on goal for, 50 against and 3 goals for and 5 against. (Natural Stat Trick)