Wouldn’t comment further.— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) February 7, 2021
Mantha was a healthy scratch today— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) February 7, 2021
Jeff Blashill says Anthony Mantha was not an injury issue. Was sent a message by being made a healthy scratch.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) February 7, 2021
I’m baffled. Mantha was fine against Tampa Bay, and the Wings could have used him.
Update: Here’s the full quote from MLive’s Khan:
“I just made a decision to go with the group I went with and any conversations I have with Anthony are private, between Anthony and I, and I’m not really going to comment further on it,” Blashill said.