Easter is here, but Randy Carlyle is not ready to put all his scoring eggs in one basket.



Even though he’s had dynamic results in two consecutive third periods putting Joffrey Lupul back with last year’s first-line partners Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel, it’s not a permanent fixture just yet.

That’s why James van Riemsdyk was back on left wing with Bozak and Kessel for Friday’s practice at the MasterCard Centre and will likely remain so for the puck drop in Ottawa on Saturday.

Lupul remained with team scoring leader Nazem Kadri and Nikolai Kulemin as his linemates.

“We think the combination of Lupul and Kadri has chemistry and has a future, as does Bozak and Kessel,” coach Carlyle said. “Does it make sense to put all three of them on one line for a full game? Maybe it does in some games, maybe it doesn’t.

“We’d like to spread out our offence. If it’s called upon, obviously we aren’t going to shy away from (promoting Lupul).”