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New season, new role for Jokinen

Updated: May 8, 2014, 12:49 AM ET
By Craig Custance | ESPN The Magazine

NEW YORK -- In the biggest games of the Pittsburgh Penguins postseason last spring, Jussi Jokinen had to watch. Down two games to the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference finals, caught in a roster numbers crunch, he was the odd man out. He was in the press box instead of on the ice as the Bruins won two more to sweep the Penguins.

It hurt. Jokinen is a pro's pro. He understood the situation. He didn't complain, but there's no denying it hurt.

"Wasn't happy," he said, ...

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