Both Montour and Ekblad missed the first 16gms of the year, returning on November 17.

For those 16gms, OEL played legit top pair minutes.

Forsling: 23:56toi (19:51ev, 1:26pp, 2:38pk)

OEL: 23:51toi (17:54ev, 3:38pp, 2:18pk)

Mikkola: 20:11toi (18:06ev, 0:01pp, 2:05pk)

Kulikov: 19:38toi (17:30ev, 0:03pp, 2:05pk)

Balinskis: 13:59toi (13:32ev, 0:10pp, 0:16pk)

Mahura: 12:29toi (11:58ev, 0:01pp, 0:30pk)

Stats During those 16gms:

Forsling: EV -1.1dzs%, 53.8xgf%, 0.67p1/70, 0.67p/60 --- PK 5.07xga/60, 6.02ga/60 --- PP 8.73xgf/60, 2.23gf/60, 2.58p1/60, 2.58p/60

OEL: EV -3.1dzs%, 54.8xgf%, 0.79p1/60, 1.18p/60 --- PP 5.45xga/6, 5.61ga/60 --- PP 12.44xgf/60, 7.47gf/60, 3.35p1/60, 4.18p/60

Mikkola: EV -0.3dzs%, 54.7xgf%, 0.72p1/60, 1.43p/60 --- PK 7.74xga/60, 11.35ga/60

Kulikov: EV -1.0dzs%, 53.7xgf%, 0.38p1/60, 0.76p/60 --- PK 7.33xga/60, 11.89ga/60

Balinskis: EV +3.2dzs%, 54.4xgf%, 0.32p1/60, 0.64p/60

Mahura: EV +2.8dzs%, 51.5xgf%, 0.32p1/60, 1.58p/60

we don't want him playing that much for us, but there's a solid chance he could be very good in a #4 role - a role he didn't end up staying in florida mostly due to balancing the pairings (i.e putting defensive Mikkola with offensive Montour).