The main reason he isn't playing is because we have three players competing for a top nine spot. So far Nieminen and Radulov have been playing and Vorobiev hasn't. I don't know if that's due to practice, or that Sutter wants Vorobiev to learn from the bench or what. So far Sutter has deflected questions of sitting a youngster by saying when he does play he'll play in important situations. That's crap, but it's only been two games so far. He'll play in the next one. I think one of Radulov or Vorobiev would be better served if sent down rather than sit. If Nieminen falls apart he may be relegated to the fourth line, but so far he's been doing very well.