The Pittsburgh Penguins have amazing depth — so tremendous that they’ve kept forward Jussi Jokinen up in the press box, healthy as ever.
However Jokinen — who hasn’t played since Game 4 against the New York Islanders in round one — could be getting the call for Wednesday’s contest.
Reportedly centering the fourth line between Tanner Glass and Craig Adams in Tuesday’s practice — Jokinen also worked on the Pens second power play unit.
And although head coach Dan Bylsma remains mum towards the game’s starting lineup — the fact Jokinen was participating on a line in practice is a strong indicator he’s going to play in Game 4.
Jokinen has competed in four playoff games so far, registering two assists and skating to a plus-1 rating.
This means forward Joe Vitale will most likely be the odd-man out. Unsure as to why he sat in Game 3, Vitale still has potential to start in Game 4 — but it looks blurry.
Game 4 between the Pens and Sens is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.