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Olli Jokinen feels like he's starting to develop a groove now after the long layoff of the lockout.

"It was a while before I played the last time so it's been a pretty big layover and it's started to feel better the last few games," Jokinen said Wednesday. "The only way to train for the game is to play the game, have meaningful games. It's different when you skate with six guys, play three-on-three. When you start competing against the best players in the world, it's a little different." The veteran forward said he did not feel like himself for the first few games when he didn't have a point. Jokinen has generated a goal and two helpers in his past two appearances.