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.
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.