Former Norris Trophy Nominee Faces Extreme Struggles in Detroit

Published November 2, 2023 at 2:04 PM

This off-season, the Detroit Red Wings made notable additions to their defense by acquiring Justin Holl and Jeff Petry. However, their performances have taken different trajectories.

Petry Gets Scratched in Detroit

Jeff Petry, a two-time Norris Trophy nominee, was a highly regarded defenseman during his time with the Montreal Canadiens.

After a brief stint with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Petry returned to Michigan but no longer possesses the speed that once set him apart as a two-way defender.

Massive Fall From Grace

With Detroit's strong defensive lineup, Petry has found himself on the sidelines, serving as a healthy scratch for the upcoming game. This represents a significant decline for a player who finished 13th in Norris Trophy voting just three years ago.

The Red Wings' lineup for the next game is as follows:

Alex DeBrincat -- Dylan Larkin -- Lucas Raymond
David Perron -- JT Compher -- Andrew Copp
Michael Rasmussen -- Joe Veleno -- Daniel Sprong
Klim Kostin -- Austin Czarnik -- Christian Fischer
On defense:

Jake Walman -- Moritz Seider
Ben Chiarot -- Justin Holl
Olli Maatta -- Shayne Gostisbehere

Going from Norris contender to healthy scratch so quickly is truly a massive blow.

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