By John Vogl
Grigorenko had only two shifts in the second period and none in the third Friday night. He skated a total of 6:48, with only 1:54 coming after the first period.
Lindy Ruff put the center on the fourth line because he wanted a tougher unit of Jochen Hecht, Steve Ott and Patrick Kaleta to face Carolina captain Eric Staal.
Hear the thoughts of Ruff and Grigorenko below.