As per Jesse Spector, defenseman Michael Del Zotto will be a healthy scratch tonight against Ottawa. Del Zotto has been struggling this season, with just two goals and six assists thus far, while struggling mightily on the powerplay. His defensive play has been better, but his offensive struggles are affecting the powerplay to the point that Derek Stepan has been given the quarterbacking responsibilities, replacing the 20-year old defenseman.
This is not a surprising move, but it is definitely not a permanent move. Matt Gilroy will replace MDZ in the lineup, but expect it to be for one game only.