Vern Fiddler is being shopped
TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported yesterday that one of the reasons Stars center Vern Fiddler is being shopped is because he asked for more playing time. Stars coach Lindy Ruff addressed that situation after the morning skate Wednesday.
“I’ve had conversations with Vern with where he is at, and where he was at last year. Those conversations are between the coach and the player,” Ruff said. “It wouldn’t be fair for me to address the rumors, but I can tell you we have had conversations on where I see his role, where it’s going to end up, or where it is going to try to end up, and those have been real good conversations with Vern.”
Fiddler is averaging 11:07 of ice time, but he has been minus-5 in the last five games.
“He’s been very professional. Vern is a good guy. It’s a long season and you have ups and downs,” Ruff said. “Vern is a guy that just wants to play.