Blue Jackets' forward Artemi Panarin has been the subject of many trade rumors. He didn't play last night, which led to speculation that Columbus is sitting him before the deadline so he doesn't get hurt.
John Tortorella dispelled that notion the way that only he can.
Usually, I think Torts is up to something, but I had the same thing a few weeks back. Get well soon, bread man. Well, after the Penguins create some separation in the standings.