After joining the Sharks in the offseason via a trade with Pittsburgh, Sharks forward Tyler Kennedy played in every game this season with his new club.
Until Tuesday in St. Louis. Kennedy was made a healthy scratch for the 4-2 win over the Blues, and reacted to his removal from the lineup after Wednesday’s practice in Los Angeles.
“Obviously, I need to be better in my own end. That’s the biggest thing, making sure I follow the systems,” said Kennedy, who has three goals and eight assists in 33 games. “I kind of got away from it for a couple games there, not following the systems. I don’t think it’s anything about work ethic or skating or nothing like that, I think I’m doing that well. I think just getting into the system and playing the system a little bit better.”
McLellan did not seem overly displeased with Kennedy, who was acquired for a second round draft pick at the 2013 NHL Draft.
“There’s areas of the game – and I spent some time with Tyler today and he was very receptive an