MRandall25 wrote:I don't think playing the 2nd line with Jagr and Benn is a "reduced" role.
He was on the fourth line for a few games this season. That is a reduced role. He's playing 15:25 per game compared to 17:02 last season and 19:14 the year before. That is a reduced role. His power play ice time is up from last year -- but that's it. It's clear he's not playing the role he once had in terms of time on ice. But also, as I said, he no longer serves the role of the face of the franchise.
But, even with his reduced role, he still has 5 goals and 5 assists for 10 points in 20 games. That doesn't define his overall game, but it shows he's still capable of contributing to the scoresheet.