12/31/14 | 8:38AM: For the first time in 15 games, Jesper Fast was a healthy scratch on Monday night against Dallas.
Alain Vigneault said that Fast has been playing well but felt that sitting him out against Dallas was the "right thing to do." (Daily News)
On the season, Fast is averaging 10:59 game and starting his 5 on 5 shifts in the offensive zone only 14.91% of the time. He starts 40.99% of his shifts in the defensive zone. (Puckalytics)
He has two goals and 3 assists to go along with 17 shots. His 17 shots are tied with Tanner Glass for the fewest on the team of player who have played at least 20 games.
Fast said that he has been so focused on playing defense that it may be hurting his ability to get involved offensively. (Daily News)
He said that even when the puck is in the offensive zone he is still thinking about defense and making sure he is in proper position if the puck is going the other way. (Daily News)