Jooris played in just his second game of the season Thursday against Calgary, recording 12:34 of ice time on the fourth line. After sitting out the Canes' first three games as a healthy scratch, Jooris has finally managed to see some regular time in the lineup. With that said, Carolina represents his fourth team in the past three years, and he's played fewer than 60 games per season over that span. With Lee Stempniak on the IR with a back injury to open the season, you can expect Jooris will likely return to the press box once Stempniak is cleared to play.
Jooris agreed to a one-year, $775,000 contract with the Hurricanes on Saturday, Terrell Williams of the Hurricanes' official site reports. Jooris split the 2016-17 campaign between the NHL and AHL, collecting 10 points over 42 contests with the Coyotes. He's now found a new home in Carolina, securing a one-year deal with a club in which he could earn an Opening Night roster spot. Regardless, it's unlikely the 26-year-old will produce enough to garner much fantasy consideration.
Jooris scored his fourth goal of the season in Friday's 6-3 win against the Capitals. It was the first goal for Jooris since Valentine's Day, so he hasn't been giving fantasy owners a lot of love lately. Jooris has been seeing his most consistent playing time of the season since Martin Hanzal was traded, but he isn't a top-six forward and has very little appeal outside of the deepest leagues.
Jooris registered a third-period assist during Sunday's win over Buffalo. With Martin Hanzal already shipped out of town leading into the trade deadline and others potentially relocating, Jooris stands to see regular playing time down the stretch. He's flashed some offensive ability in stretches throughout his career, but without a top-six role, it's unlikely Jooris warrants fantasy attention. He has just three goals and seven points through 33 games this season, after all.
Jooris skated with the fourth line during the morning skate and is expected to play against Calgary on Monday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. With Lawson Crouse (lower body) not travelling with the club, Jooris should play against Calgary and Edmonton on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Jooris has only suited up for one of the past seven games, though, and he's hardly moved the fantasy needle this season with only two goals and four points through 26 games. He's nothing more than a desperation fantasy option in all settings.
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