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That was the prevailing wisdom a few weeks back. Today, it is nearly inconceivable that Niskanen will not be in the mix when the games begin to count a week from now.

Niskanen has impressed during training camp, showing he is more-than-capable of handling a bottom pairing role. The former 28th overall pick scored 13 goals over his first two seasons before only scoring four over the last two. Should he see time in an offensive role he could return to the 6-7 goal range.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 09/29/11, 9:51 am EST

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