Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 1/4/12
WEDNESDAY'S STORYLINES: "You are a healthy scratch." Those are words no NHL player wants to hear. Twenty-one year old defenseman Marco Scandella heard those words for the first time this season before Saturday's game vs. Phoenix. The Wild are carrying an abundance of defensemen right now and the young defenseman found himself watching from the press box. The talented Scandella will be back in the lineup tonight in Vancouver and is looking forward to the opportunity. "Pretty much take it as another day, it is a new day. I need to keep doing what I was doing and I need to be a little sharper out there" noted Scandella. Scandella played 53 games for Mike Yeo last year, including the playoffs, and trusts his coach has his best interest in mind when making decisions. "They know best. I obviously wasn't playing my best hockey and just want to help the team now and keep working hard," added Scandella. Yeo has said he feels that sometimes the young defenseman has trouble letting go of one bad shift. Scandella realizes there is a fine line of learning from a bad shift but not letting it affect your next shift negatively. "It is all mental, you have to let bad plays go during a game, but learn from them quick. I have to get back to what I was doing and work hard out there," said Scandella. HE SAID IT: "We are working on it. You go into every game and you evaluate how things have gone through that game and what you think you need going into the next game. We have to make sure that we are doing our job as a staff, making sure that we are making the right decisions as far as who is coming in and who is coming out and making sure that the guys that are in have the right focus, but not too much pressure on themselves with the idea that any mistake will take them out of the lineup. The guys that are out stay ready and feel a part of it because that can be a difficult thing as well" Yeo on managing nine defensemen
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