Jokipakka has declined an invite to the World Championships, citing a hip injury, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports. Jokipakka played through a few different injuries to finish off the season. The defenseman was logging heavy minutes -- nearly 20 a game -- to finish the season and has a year left on his deal after being traded to Calgary. He should continue to eat up minutes on the second or third defensive pairing in 2016-17 for the Flames.
Jokipakka (undisclosed) will rejoin Thursday's lineup against the Kings, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports. Considered a game-time call, it appears the blueliner will miss just two contests because of the injury. Still, Jokipakka has claimed just 10 points over 53 games between two teams this season. While he has seen a bump in ice time since moving to the Flames (up to 17:25 from 14:30), he still remains out of fantasy consideration in nearly all leagues. Brett Kulak is scratched Thursday to make room for him in the lineup.
Jokipakka won't play Wednesday against the Ducks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports. Fantasy owners shouldn't need to keep tabs on Jokipakka's availability, as the 24-year-old blueliner has only tallied 10 points in 53 games this season, and shouldn't be owned in the deepest of fantasy leagues. Expect an update on the 2011 seventh-round pick's status once he's ready to return to game action.
Jokipakka (undisclosed) won't play against the Coyotes on Monday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports. Jokipakka only had six points in 40 games while with the Stars this season, but with the Flames, the 6-foot-3 215-pounder has picked up the pace some, with four helpers over 13 contests for Calgary.
Jokipakka was traded to the Flames on Monday as part of the deal for Kris Russell, The Dallas Morning News reports. Also heading to Calgary are prospect Brett Pollock and a conditional second-round draft pick. The 24-year-old Finn collected just six points in 40 games while playing bottom-tier minutes for the Stars this year, and it's hard to imagine him enjoying much more of a role on the top-heavy Calgary blue line. A big body on the blue line, Jokipakka generally focuses on taking care of things in his own zone rather than generating offense.
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