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Insider Only No plans from Mike Johnston to play Sprong in the top-6


Mike Johnston had some interesting comments following last night’s 2-0 win in calling Daniel Sprong a “junior” player and then saying there’s a “mandate” to play young defensemen.

“I really think he’s [Daniel Sprong] going to be a good player for this organization. But I’ve dealt with junior players before and I still consider him a junior player and those players have to learn habits away from puck and responsibilities so the coach trusts him,” Johnston said Thursday night about Sprong.

Johnston today back-pedaled on that comment. Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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