NHL Puts ‘John Scott Rule’ In Place For All-Star Fan Voting

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NEW YORK (AP) – The is taking steps to avoid another situation at the All-Star Game.

The league on Monday announced new fan voting rules that disqualify players from being named All-Star captains if they’re injured or sent to the .

Scott, a journeyman enforcer, was voted in by fans last year when he was with the and still served as the captain despite being traded to the and demoted to the .

Scott was the of the 3-on-3 tournament that will be back for a second year, but the NHL didn’t want a similar awkward situation to happen leading up to the 2017 All-Star Weekend in .

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