Jokiharju earned an assist Tuesday, but the Sabres lost to the Bruins in the shootout, 3-2. This was the third point in the last four games for Jokiharju, who is averaging 17:26 of ice time as a second-pairing defenseman for a struggling Buffalo team. The Finn has produced three goals and four assists through 32 games while showing flashes of the offensive potential that resulted in the Blackhawks nabbing him 29th overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Jokiharju was promoted to the active roster Tuesday. Jokiharju has played in just one of the last six games. The 21-year-old could draw back into the lineup for Tuesday's road clash against the Devils as he looks to add to the two points and 17 blocked shots he's recorded through 18 games.
Jokiharju was returned to Buffalo's taxi squad Saturday. Jokiharju has evidently fallen out of favor with coach Ralph Krueger recently, as he'll be a healthy scratch for the fourth time in the Sabres' last five games Saturday. He's picked up two points while posting a minus-7 rating in 18 contests this season.
Jokiharju was promoted to the active roster Tuesday. Brandon Davidson was sent to the taxi squad in a corresponding move, so it appears that Jokiharju -- who was a healthy scratch for the last two games -- will play in Tuesday's game versus the Flyers. Jokiharju has posted two points, 19 shots on net and 15 blocked shots through the first 17 games this year.
Jokiharju was assigned to the taxi squad Sunday. The 21-year-old has posted two points, 14 hits and 15 blocked shots through 17 games this season. Jokiharju won't play in Sunday's game versus the Islanders.
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