I'm not sure on the status of Josefson's injury, but I would assume he should be pretty close to ready by now or at least will be at some point during the upcoming round. The question is, should he be put into the line up for the Eastern Conference finals?
I think he should. I'm a big believer in playing your best players. Yes, Stephen Gionta and Ryan Carter have played well - these two I think are the most likely to sit for Josefson - and it's also true that Josefson has not played in awhile. But that doesn't deter me. I think it's actually similar to the Larsson situation, minus the injury. Larsson hadn't played in awhile but he is more talented, they inserted him into the lineup and the team went 4-0 vs 4-4 (not that I have any clue as to how much of an effect Larsson had on that). The point is that it didn't mess up team chemistry or anything like that.
What do you guys think, is this a no-brainer or does our 4th line deserve to stay in there as long as they keep playing well?