Jokinen scored an empty-net goal and added a power-play assist during Monday's win over New Jersey. It was his first multi-point showing of the season.
After three consecutive fantasy-relevant seasons, Jokinen is completely off the map this year. The potential is there, and the 33-year-old veteran is receiving the right offensive minutes to cash in on his upside, but fantasy owners are advised to continue taking a wait-and-see approach with Jokinen in all fantasy settings. After all, his four goals and 10 points aren't moving the needle in any format.
Jokinen is mired in a six-game pointless drought and has a minus-5 rating in that span.
Jokinen looks gun-shy on the ice, having picked up only nine shots during this cold funk. It seems that the late-Nov. coaching change from Gerard Gallant to Tom Rowe in Florida has an had an adverse effect on the Finn, who is now on the third line skating with Denis Malgin and Nick Bjugstad. Consider parking Jokinen on the bench unless he starts showing signs of buying into the new system.
Jokinen scored his second goal of the year in a losing cause Tuesday against Philadelphia.
Sure, the Panthers lost in overtime, but it was still a big goal for the team, as Jokinen tied the game at 2-2 with less than five minutes in the third period. Florida came away with a point in the standings thanks to the Finnish winger finally snapping his eight-game skid without hitting the scoresheet. A surprising 60-point man last year, Jokinen has struggled mightily to open this season, netting just two goals and three helpers in 17 games.
Jokinen (illness) is active for Saturday's contest against the Senators, Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reports.
Jokinen missed Thursday's game against the Leafs with a stomach bug but apparently that time off has brought the veteran left winger to game-ready. After producing 60 points during the 2015-16 campaign, he's only logged three assists over seven games this season. The Finn will look to make up ground against against Senators' netminder Craig Anderson who's generated a 1.35 GAA over his last eight starts in net.
The 33-year-old missed Thursday's game with a stomach bug, and got an IV on Friday, bringing him up to a game-time decision. He's missed 10 games and has slightly underwhelmed when healthy, notching three assists in seven contests. If Jokinen misses the game, Seth Griffith would be a likely candidate to gain some extra playing time.