That is only even strength, he may get on the 2nd PP unit in front of the net, he won't play the PK. Lou is looking for players to fill in certain roles. It is clear Zubrus just doesn't have the offensive skill at this point to play with Jagr and Zajac and produce consistently. If Ruutu is indeed healthy (I believe NJ did their homework) then Ruutu is skilled enough to finish on their line, will destroy players on the forecheck and be very heavy along the boards. I really think Ruutu fits the makeup of this team, just like I thought Jagr and Clowe matches the makeup of this team.
I think a lot of the criticism of Zubrus is unfounded. He's got 10 goals and 13 assists. He's not having a stellar season but he's meeting expectations.