The agent for Derick Brassard publicly ripped Columbus Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel on his view of how the center is being treated.
After watching his client serve as a healthy scratch in six of the last eight games, Allan Walsh vented some frustration to the Columbus Dispatch.
"While I have tremendous respect for (general manager) Scott Howson and the rest of Columbus’ management team, the situation regarding Derick Brassard has become untenable," Walsh’s statement read. "The coach has a history of burying players and using them as scapegoats to mask his own lack of success on the ice. Derick has been singled out, almost from the very beginning of the season, to be the fall guy in case things don’t go well.
"The Columbus organization cares about Derick and has been good to him, but at some point, one has to say, enough is enough."
The sixth overall pick of the 2006 draft, Brassard has collected two goals and two assists in 18 games this season.