Jokiharju scored a goal on two shots and supplied three blocks in Monday's 6-1 win at Philadelphia.
Jokiharju's third-period goal wasn't exactly one for the highlight reel. The 21-year-old slid a harmless looking backhander along the ice all the way from the half wall, and it somehow found its way through traffic and eluded Philadelphia netminder Brian Elliott. Jokiharju had four goals and 15 points in 69 games last season with the Sabres.
Jokiharju has just one point in the last 10 games.
Jokiharju played a season-high 22:26 during Thursday's win over Columbus, but he finished the contest with no points and a minus-3 rating. With 14 points through 58 games, he has set a new career high, but the recent slump has him on pace to finish the campaign under the 20-point plateau, limiting his fantasy value.
Jokiharju registered an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Stars.
Jokiharju surpassed last season's point output with the helper. He's now at 13 points, 58 shots on goal, 46 hits, 43 blocks and 28 PIM through 48 games. The 20-year-old Finn hasn't done enough on offense to warrant much fantasy consideration yet.
Jokiharju found the back of the net during Saturday's meeting with the Panthers.
The goal ended a nine-game point drought for the 20-year-old. He's up to four goals on the campaign, which ties him for first among Sabres defensemen. Jokiharju also has seven assists to his name, bringing him up to 11 points in 43 games. He posted similar numbers last year with 12 points in 38 contests for the Blackhawks.
Jokiharju scored a goal on two shots and was plus-2 with two PIM in Monday's 7-1 win over the Devils.
Jokiharju put the finishing touches on Buffalo's blowout win, scoring his third goal of the year in the second period. It was Jokiharju's first career power-play goal, and the 20-year-old sophomore now has eight points through 28 games. The 2:07 worth of power-play time is also noteworthy, as the Sabres gave him a shot on the top unit in an attempt to spark a lifeless power play, and one that just lost Rasmus Dahlin to a concussion. The move worked, so expect to see Jokiharju on the PP for the next few games.
Jokiharju netted his second career goal in Thursday's loss to the Hurricanes.
The 20-year-old is starting to provide some offense, having scored two goals and an assist in his last five contests. Jokiharju is playing on Buffalo's third pairing, but he still has the potential to provide some value in deeper leagues. His seven points through 18 games puts him on pace for a 31-point campaign.
Jokiharju scored a goal on five shots in Friday's 6-1 loss to the Capitals.
Jokiharju sent a point shot on goal that bounced in off a Washington defender midway through the second period, giving the 20-year-old his first National Hockey League goal. The Finnish defenseman, acquired from Chicago in the offseason, has a goal and four assists in 14 games.
Jokiharju provided a pair of assists in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Sharks.
The Finnish defenseman also had a pair of shots and a plus-2 rating in the contest. Jokiharju is up to three assists, nine hits and nine blocked shots in nine games this year, which isn't too bad for a 20-year-old adjusting to his second team in as many NHL seasons.
The Sabres recalled Jokiharju from AHL Rochester on Thursday.
Jokiharju was only temporarily sent to the minors as a cap-manipulation move, so in reality, the 20-year-old blueliner made Buffalo's Opening Night roster out of camp. If the former Blackhawk makes his Sabres debut Thursday against Pittsburgh, he'll likely skate with Marco Scandella on Buffalo's bottom pairing.
The Sabres acquired Jokiharju from the Blackhawks on Tuesday in exchange for forward Alexander Nylander.
The two clubs will exchange recent first-round picks, as Jokiharju (No. 29 overall in 2017) and Nylander (No. 8 overall in 2016) swap sides. The 20-year-old blueliner made his NHL debut with Chicago in 2018-19, logging 38 games and supplying zero goals, 12 assists and 16 PIM. He'll presumably contend for a spot on Buffalo's second or third defensive pairing.
Jokiharju was named to Team Finland's preliminary roster for the World Championship on Wednesday.
Jokiharju had a solid start to his rookie campaign in 2018-19, notching 12 assists in 38 appearances with the big club, but the Blackhawks ultimately decided to ship him to the minors midway through the season in order to aid his development. The 2017 first-round pick will almost certainly have a full-time role with Chicago in 2019-20, and he could be tasked with quarterbacking the team's top power-play unit, making him a player to keep an eye on heading into fantasy drafts.
The Blackhawks reassigned Jokiharju to AHL Rockford on Saturday.
Chicago clearly doesn't think Jokiharju is ready for a regular NHL role, as he only logged 9:14 of ice time during Friday's 5-3 loss to the Avalanche after being recalled on an emergency basis, so he'll remain in the minors for the foreseeable future. He may be recalled towards the end of the campaign if the Blackhawks are able to sneak into the playoffs, but he won't have any fantasy value down the stretch.
The Blackhawks will recall Jokiharju from AHL Rockford on Friday, Chris Wescott of the Blackhawks' official site reports.
Jokiharju was sent to the minors in late January when it appeared as though Chicago had no chance of making the playoffs. However, the Blackhawks are now just a single point out of the Western Conference's second wild-card spot, and they're in desperate need of help on the back end, allowing 3.70 goals per game this campaign -- 30th in the NHL. Brent Seabrook is currently sidelined with an abdominal injury and Carl Dahlstrom is dealing with an illness, so Jokiharju could draw into the lineup immediately against the Avalanche on Friday.
Jokiharju was demoted to AHL Rockford on Thursday.
Jokiharju was a healthy scratch in three of the Hawks' previous eight games and only averaged 14:24 of ice time when he was in the lineup. The Finn figures to get significantly more minutes with the IceHogs, which should help his long-term development. Additionally, the move could be an indication that Gustav Forsling (upper body) is ready to be activated off injured reserve. This almost certainly won't be the last time we see Jokiharju in an NHL contest this season, as he figures to top the short list of potential call-ups.
Jokiharju will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's game versus the Capitals, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.
Jokiharju has one assist and a minus-3 rating in four games since returning from the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. Although it's not ideal for the 19-year-old's development to watch from the press box, the Blackhawks have seven capable, healthy defensemen, and his absence will open the door for Slater Koekkoek to re-enter the lineup.
Jokiharju will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Predators, NHL.com's Scott King reports.
Jokiharju has been away from the team since Dec. 18 while representing his native Finland in the World Junior Hockey Championship. The rookie blueliner should have plenty of spring in his step against the Predators, as he was able to help Finland take home the gold medal Saturday, as his team defeated the United States by a score of 3-2.
Jokiharju won't play Monday against Calgary, but he's back in Chicago, reports Eric Lear of the Blackhawks' official site.
Jokiharju has returned from Vancouver, where he helped Finland secure the gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships. He'll get to revel in the glory of that accomplishment while his teammates take the ice Monday, but Jokiharju can be expected to rejoin the Blackhawks' lineup Wednesday in Nashville.
Jokiharju is expected to play Monday or Wednesday of this week, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.
The Finnish defender is coming off a gold medal victory at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia over the holidays. While it's unclear exactly when he'll be back in the lineup, Jokiharju will certainly play at some point over the coming week. The 19-year-old finished the tournament with five points in seven games.
The Blackhawks loaned Jokiharju to the Finnish men's national junior team Tuesday, Eric Lear of the Blackhawks' official site reports.
The Blackhawks are going nowhere fast this season, so they'll use this opportunity to get their promising young blueliner some invaluable experience on the national stage. The World Junior tournament will be held in Vancouver from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5, so Jokiharju could miss Chicago's next eight games if Finland makes a deep run.
Jokiharju (illness) will return to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Predators, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Jokiharju will return to a prominent role Saturday, skating with Duncan Keith on the Blackhawks' top pairing. The 19-year-old blueliner will hope to help shore up a Chicago defense that has allowed 3.65 goals per game this campaign, 30th in the NHL.
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