Ales Hemsky is starting to come to terms with his new role.

No longer an automatic selection on the first power play, and not always tapped to hop over the boards when the Edmonton Oilers need a goal, the talented winger has taken a backseat to the team's youth movement.

It's a different situation having had to carry the club offensively for so many years.

"It's tough, I'm not playing the way I want, but we have a lot of good players on the team and you have to take the opportunity you have and show them you can do something," Hemsky said. "Maybe I'm not playing in the situations I normally play, but whenever they put me on the ice, I have to take advantage of those situations and do something with that and show them I can do it."