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Canucks scratch Kuzmenko again vs. Predators

Andrei Kuzmenko Andrei Kuzmenko - The Canadian Press

Vancouver Canucks forward Andrei Kuzmenko was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the Nashville Predators

Head coach Rick Tocchet said prior to the team's 5-2 victory that  he would reassess his lineup decisions ahead of Thursday's game against the Dallas Stars.

The winger was scratched for two games in a row last month, with Tocchet calling for more output from the 27 year old.

"He's got to get his game a little bit more sharpened up," Tocchet said on Nov. 27. "It's not about last year, it's about this year for us. And he's a guy that needed a reset."

Kuzmenko has six goals and 17 points in 29 games this season. He saw his ice time drop to just 11:09 in Vancouver's 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. 

Kuzmenko inked a two-year, $11 million contract with the Canucks after posting 39 goals and 74 points 81 games with the team in his first-ever NHL action last season, 

The Canucks enter Tuesday's game sitting second in the Pacific Division with a 21-9-2 record this season.