John Scott’s whirlwind season will end with a return to the NHL.
The Montreal Canadiens on Sunday recalled Scott from their American Hockey League affiliate in St. John’s, setting up the 33-year-old to play in his first NHL game since Dec. 31.
Scott, of course, made national headlines when he unexpectedly was voted into, then scored two goals in, the 2016 NHL All-Star Game, earning him Most Valuable Player honors. He was traded to Montreal from the Arizona Coyotes during the lead-up to the Jan. 31 event but has yet to appear in a game for the Canadiens.
Scott has played in 27 games for the St. John’s Ice Caps since the trade, tallying two goals and two assists. The Canadiens, who are eliminated from playoff contention, have three games remaining on their schedule.
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