Data Request Healthy Scratch total by player

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  1. Pens3peat

    Pens3peat Registered User

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    Does any have or know a source for number of games each player was a healthy scratch? Specifically, this year plus previous 5 years.

    Thanks!
     
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    I’m not sure of your programming experience, but healthy scratches are listed in the roster report for each game.

    Playing Roster

    You can scrape the data from here.
     
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    morehockeystats Unusual hockey stats

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    This is not "healthy scratches" list.
    This is "all scratches" list, including those who are injured but not on IR.
    There are sites that track current injures, but I am not sure they keep history.

    The best source I can think of is NHLInjuryViz (@NHLInjuryViz) | Twitter
     
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    Is there an official difference between the two? I always assumed healthy scratches included players who technically aren’t healthy.
     
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    Appreciate the input. Looks like I will need to do a little work to get the data I want, but I should be able to make it work.
     
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    Do you have a source for an injured reserve list? If you try to join an occurrence of the player being a scratch to the IR, if there’s no match, he’s a healthy scratch.
     
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    I disagree - there are players who are injured but are not sent to the IR. For instance:

    Playing Roster

    Nikita Zadorov is a scratch tonight with a lower-body injury but the Avalanche have no intentions of putting him on injured reserve.
     
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    jumptheshark Rebooting myself Sponsor

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    NHL does not force teams to release players health

    several times a year a player gets scratched because he is beaten up but the team says he is a healthy scratch
     
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    Crap, that’s my mistake. The post of mine you quoted still leaves the OP with the same problem.

    But this now goes back to my last question, which is, “what is a healthy scratch?” Does the NHL have a definition of one or is every scratched player, by NHL definition, healthy?
     
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    Nah, no standard that I'm aware of - it would be difficult to implement anyhow, because it doesn't affect the game outcome (the player is scratched regardless) and it doesn't affect the gamblers.
     
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