Jussi Jokinen News
The Panthers placed Jussi Jokinen on waivers for the purpose of a buyout.
Jokinen was set to enter his final-year of a four-year deal that carried a $4.0M cap-hit. HIs buyout will save the Panthers $2.7M against the cap in 2017-18. The veteran winger had an outstanding 2015-16 season, but struggled last year after the emergence of Jonathan Marchessault. Jokinen finished the season with 28 points (11G / 17A) in 69 games and likely won’t have a time finding a new home in free agency.
Jokinen (undisclosed) will likely miss the rest of the regular season.
Jokinen (knee) will return to the lineup on Thursday.
Jokinen has been out since October 20th, but will be back in the Panthers’ lineup tonight vs. the Sharks. Jokinen will return to his spot on the Panthers’ second line with Vincent Trocheck and Reilly Smith. He has two assists in four games this season.
Jokinen (knee) will not play on Monday.
Jokinen took part in the Panthers’ morning skate on Monday, but will not play tonight vs. the Lightning. Jokinen is nearing a return, so expect him to be back in the lineup on Thursday vs. the Sharks.
Jokinen (knee) will miss the next two games; could return next Monday.
Jokinen has missed the last six games and will miss at least two more games before potentially returning next week. Jokinen has registered two assists in four games.
Jokinen (lower-body) will not play on Saturday.
Jokinen is day-to-day with a lower-body injury that he suffered on Thursday. With Jokinen out, the Panthers have recalled Kyle Rau from Springfield (AHL) and he will replace Jokinen on the second line.
Jokinen (face/knee) is questionable for Saturday’s game.
Jokinen had to go to the dentist after being caught by a high stick on Thursday’s game and he is also dealing with a knee issue. He is listed as questionable for Saturday’s game, so monitor his status during the morning skate.
Jokinen (lower-body) is expected to return to the Panthers lineup on Thursday.
Jokinen (undisclosed) will not play on Tuesday.
Jokinen was a late scratch from Tuesday’s game and is listed as day-to-day. With Jokinen out, Teddy Purcell will re-enter the lineup and Jiri Hudler moves into the top-6. Monitor Jokinen’s status prior to Thursday’s game in Toronto.
Jokinen (illness) is back in the Panthers lineup on Tuesday.
Jokinen missed Friday’s game with an illness but will be back in lineup tonight in Columbus. With Jokinen back in, Shawn Thornton will take a seat. Jokinen has no points in his last four games.
Jokinen (flu) is doubtful for Friday’s game vs. Ottawa.
Jokinen missed the Panthers morning skate and likely won’t play tonight because of flu-like symptoms. Jokinen has no points in his last four games and has 12 points (2G / 10A) in 20 games. Expect Jimmy Hayes to be back in the lineup.
Jussi Jokinen has signed a four-year deal worth $16 million with the Florida Panthers.
Jokinen, 31, had 57 points (21G / 37A) in 81 games playing on a line with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal (when healthy). He loses the chance to play with Malkin, but he goes to a Panthers team with some young but very skilled centres like Nick Bjugstad and Aleksander Barkov.
Jokinen (upper-body) will play on Sunday.
Jokinen missed last night's game due to an upper-body injury. Key forwards like Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz will not be in the lineup, but Jokinen will return.
Jokinen (upper-body) will not play Saturday.
Jokinen was injured in Thursday's win over the Jets. He had one assist in 13:46 before leaving the game. The Penguins have said that the injury is not serious, so consider him day-to-day.