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Granlund focusing on faceoffs after shift to center

Related Topics: Mikael Granlund, Nick Bonino

NEW YORK -- Mikael Granlund hadn't played much center in recent years.

He has pretty extensive experience at all three forward positions in his NHL career, but had been used primarily as a wing during his time in Nashville before being acquired by the Penguins in a deal ahead of the NHL's trade deadline earlier this month.

Granlund started out as a wing with the Penguins too, but has switched to center as of late after Nick Bonino's kidney laceration created an opening -- and a need -- for a center.

Granlund has acquitted himself well at center so far.