Mark Arcobello and Ryan Jones have played some pretty good hockey for the Oilers of late, but don’t expect either player to draw back into the lineup Thursday against Florida.

With the Oilers on a two-game win streak, head coach Dallas Eakins isn’t all that eager to shake things up.

“I don’t like fooling around with them,” he said of winning lineups. “When you’ve got a mix that can win the game, I don’t know how you change it.

“I really hesitate on it. If you go and mix it up and then it goes south on you, you’re instantly beating yourself up: ‘Why would I change that lineup? It worked, they played well.’

“I think it’s important to reward the group and keep it going for as long as you can.”

Not cause and effect

Nail Yakupov seems a more energized and productive player since he and his agent blew things up last week, but Eakins doubts to the two issues are related.

“When this came up I really felt that it was agent-driven,” he said. “An agent trying to protect, and maybe thinking he was going to have some kind of effect on how our organization handles Nail. I can tell you honestly that it has absolutely zero effect on how I’m going to handle a player.”