"He hasn't played a ton in the league, but we're really confident in him," Yzerman said.
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"I don't want to undersell his ability because he can make plays," Yzerman said about Palat. "I think he's a guy that regardless of who he's playing with, everybody wants to play with him because he does all the little things really, really well."
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