Jori Lehtera

#15 C / Philadelphia Flyers / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 212 lb Age: 29 College: None

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  • Lehtera failed to register a point for the 10th consecutive game during Tuesday's 3-0 loss to Minnesota. The 29-year-old Finn spent the first six games of the season watching from the press box, and he's recorded just a single assist through 12 contests since entering the lineup. As a result, Lehtera is off the fantasy grid until he proves he can generate more offense and put points on the board. It's also worth noting that his numbers have consistently declined since a respectable rookie showing in 2014-15, so it's probably wise not to count on a turnaround.

  • Lehtera will make his Flyers debut Thursday night versus the Predators, John Boruk of NBCS Philly reports. Formerly with the Blues, Lehtera is accustomed to playing with the man advantage; Weal's averaged 2:20 TOI in that spot, so the Finn should be in line to snag some of that special teams action should the opportunity arise in this next contest. Lehtera has posted exactly 100 points (30 goals, 70 assists) in 218 career contests.

  • Lehtera is expected to remain a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the Panthers, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Lehtera still hasn't cracked the lineup, and this will be the sixth consecutive game he's watched from the press box. The 29-year-old Finn has seen his offensive numbers decline in each of the past two seasons, and he clearly has an uphill battle for playing time ahead of him in Philadelphia. At this stage of the game, it appears a forward will need to sustain an injury for Lehtera to see game action. Even if he does make his way into the lineup, he'll probably be utilized in a bottom-six role and offer limited fantasy value.

  • Flyers' Jori Lehtera: Looking forward to fresh start
    By RotoWire Staff

    Lehtera, who was traded from the Blues to the Flyers on June 23, has been skating and working out at his former team's practice facility with eagerness for the upcoming season, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The Finn spent his first three seasons in St. Louis, having surged out of the gate with a rookie year that included 14 goals, 30 assists and a plus-21 rating. However, his production slipped quite a bit in the two subsequent years -- all the way down to 22 points and a minus-6 rating over 64 contests in 2016-17. Perhaps a change of scenery will invigorate Lehtera, but don't be surprised if it takes him awhile to settle in. After all, he's projected to start out in a bottom-six role for a Flyers offense that was inferior to the Blues during his tenure with the Notes.

  • Flyers' Jori Lehtera: Traded to Flyers on Friday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Lehtera was shipped to Philadelphia in a Friday trade, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports. Lehtera was left protected by the Blues in the expansion draft and he now finds himself on a new team. The 29-year-old's production has been heading in the wrong direction over the past three seasons. The Finnish forward posted a career-low 22 points in 64 games this past season for St. Louis. Things will probably get a bit better in Philadelphia, but he won't be worthy of a roster spot in most fantasy leagues. Lethera is signed for one more season at a cap hit of $4.7 million.

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