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Jussi Jokinen and Jiri Tlusty replaced Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner on Carolina's top power-play unit at practice Wednesday.

Jokinen and Tlusty saw time with Eric Staal, Alexander Semin and Joni Pitkanen, while the younger Staal and Skinner skated with Chad LaRose as well as defensemen Jamie McBain, Bobby Sanguinetti and Joe Corvo on a rotational basis. Coach Kirk Muller wants to sport a more balanced attack and keep his players fresher. At the same time, he is hoping to spark a power play that has scored only three times on 26 opportunities this season.