Jokinen's deal includes a modified no-trade clause, but he still could be exposed to the Las Vegas expansion draft in June. The journeyman on the wing struggled with injuries this year, seeing his point total drop from 60 to 28 compared to the previous campaign. Of course, an abrupt in-season coaching change from Gerard Gallant to Tom Rowe, who won't be returning next season, seemed to disrupt the team chemistry in a negative way. Still, the Finn in question has played for five different NHL teams, so one would think he could laugh in the face of adversity by now. Health permitting, we'd bet on a rebound from Jokinen next year, but reevaluating the 34-year-old would be necessary if he finds himself in Sin City.
Jokinen contributed a power-play goal and an assist Tuesday against Toronto.
Both of Jokinen's points came in a 3:11 span during the second period, as he assisted on Reilly Smith's 11th goal before reaching double digits himself with a power-play tally. He broke a 10-game goal drought here while also posting his sixth multi-point effort in the past 27 games; the Finn went without one in his first 31 appearances. Despite Jokinen's recent resurgence, the 33-year-old forward still has just 25 points after registering 60 last season.
With five goals and 10 points through his past 10 games, Jokinen has picked up his offensive production considerably. The hot stretch aligns with Florida dressing a healthy lineup, and considering the veteran's respectable numbers over the previous three seasons, a strong finish to 2016-17 is likely ahead. Keep expectations in check for his goal and shot totals, but he's a capable power-play producer who can pad the assists column. Jokinen is still a ripe value in daily contests and a worthwhile grab in the majority of seasonal settings.
Jokinen collected a goal, an assist and a minor penalty with a plus-2 rating during Thursday's loss to Los Angeles.
Jokinen has only found the scoresheet in two of his past 10 games, but both outings have gone for multiple points. Additionally, he's beginning to show signs of turning his season around offensively with three goals, seven points, 15 shots and 13 PIM while averaging 17:52 of ice time (3:08 on the power play) through his past 12 games. Now that Florida is back to full health, a strong fantasy finish isn't out of the question, and Jokinen is a speculative add in seasonal leagues and a worthwhile value selection in daily contests when the Panthers have a soft matchup.
Jokinen scored shorthanded and added a power-play assist in Thursday's 2-1 overtime win over the Lightning.
Jokinen also tied for the team lead with five shots while snapping a six-game point drought. This was just his second multi-point effort in what has been a disappointing campaign. The 33-year-old is on pace to fall short of double-digit goals after scoring at least 18 in two of the past three seasons.