Hopefully he gets back up to speed. He can be a real pain in the ass to play against. What I don't want to see again is a 4th line that contributes absolutely nothing ever to the scoresheet. Halpern and Powe were just decent pk'ers and nothing else. We do need more guys who can do dirty work--like penalty kill--just like fighters though they have to be able to do other things than just their specialty.
Not to be underestimated, but the more players a team has that are good on face-offs, the more teams can "cheat" on face-offs because they are not afraid to be tossed out of the circle. That is no small thing.