Jokiharju is facing a 2-3 week absence with a lower-body injury.

Jokiharju logged 16:39 of ice time in the season opener versus Montreal on Wednesday in which he garnered two PIM. The 22-year-old defenseman's spot in the lineup figures to go to Will Butcher, while the team could call up another blueliner from the minors to provide emergency depth. Given the expected length of Jokiharju's absence, he will likely be designated for injured reserve to open up a roster spot.

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