Jokinen signed a contract with Oulun Karpat of the Finnish Liiga for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
The 35-year-old had been playing in Switzerland before agreeing to return to Oulun Karpat, the team he played for during the lockout. It's safe to say at this point that Jokinen's days in the NHL are over.
Jokinen was released from his professional tryout agreement with the Red Wings on Sunday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
The Wings saw a number of veteran defenseman sustain injuries late in the preseason, and Jokinen was a no-brainer drop since the club has an array of proven scoring options available. Given his journeyman status, Jokinen should find another suitor before long.
Jokinen signed a PTO with the Red Wings on Monday.
Jokinen was a wandering soul last season, as he played for four different teams. In total, he only managed 17 points, and the Finn had seen better days. The 35-year-old will try and stick with a Wings team that could have room for a veteran forward, but it wouldn't be surprising if Jokinen doesn't end up with a contract. Detroit is rebuilding, so it may prefer giving a spot to a young player.
Jokinen spent his 2017-18 campaign with four different teams.
Jokinen started the season with Edmonton, was traded to Los Angeles, waived and claimed by Columbus, and eventually landed in Vancouver at the trade deadline. This suitcase season amounted to five goals and 17 points in a total of 60 games. The 35-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, and hopefully he'll find some stability.
Jokinen scored a goal and added two assists in a 5-4 overtime win over the Blue Jackets.
Jokinen has six points (one goal, five assists) in his last four games. He's playing for his fourth team this season and he's been his most productive for Vancouver. Jokinen has eight points (three goals, five assists) in 11 games as a Canuck and may be a viable fantasy producer in the next handful of games.
Jokinen was traded to the Canucks along with Tyler Motte in exchange for Thomas Vanek on Monday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
Jokinen will join his fourth team this season, having previously spent time with Los Angeles, Edmonton and Columbus. Playing in a combined 46 games, the Finn notched one goal, six helpers and 54 shots. The winger was clearly on his way out the door anyway, as the Blue Jackets waived him Sunday, but will at least provide some return for Vancouver.
Jokinen was placed on waivers by Columbus on Sunday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
With Columbus acquiring Mark Letestu, Jokinen's presence was deemed to be no longer necessary. The 34-year-old has only posted seven points (one goal, six assists) in 46 games this season, but could be claimed by a playoff team looking for veteran leadership.
Jokinen picked up an assist while adding three shots and a hit in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the islanders.
It was his first point in six games since coming over to the Jackets on waivers in mid-January. Jokinen's spot on the fourth line doesn't afford him many scoring opportunities, however, and even though he had a 60-point campaign as recently as 2015-16 with Florida, the 34-year-old should remain a fantasy afterthought in Columbus.
Jokinen recorded two shots through 15:14 of ice time during Thursday's 2-1 shootout win over Dallas.
The Finn was claimed off waivers from Los Angeles on Wednesday, and he's now playing with his third team this season. It's obviously been a discouraging few months, but Jokinen shouldn't be written off just yet. He skated primarily with Nick Foligno and Matt Calvert during Thursday's game, and while that isn't a favorable fantasy assignment, Jokinen is definitely still a player to watch in deeper settings.
Jokinen was claimed off waivers by Columbus on Wednesday, Brian Hedger of the Blue Jackets' official site reports.
This is a low-risk move for the Jackets seeing as how Jokinen is a pending unrestricted free agent cashing out the balance of a $1.1 million contract. The veteran, who is capable of playing any forward position, has just six points through 32 games between the Oilers and Kings this season, and we doubt the Blue Jackets expect him to come close to the .74 points per game he put up with the Panthers in 2015-16. Instead, Jokinen should be a decent bottom-six contributor for a team in pursuit of its first Stanley Cup championship.
Jokinen was placed on waivers Tuesday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
Jokinen -- who was acquired via trade from Edmonton -- now finds himself on the waiver wire. The 34-year-old carries a relatively manageable $1.1 million cap hit that shouldn't dissuade potential suitors from picking him up. If the winger goes unclaimed, the club will likely assign him to AHL Ontario -- although the Finn could ask for an outright release, instead.
Jokinen collected two assists, two PIM and a plus-2 rating during Friday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
After being a healthy scratch for Tuesday's loss to New Jersey, it was encouraging to see Jokinen respond with a multi-point showing against the Rangers on Friday. The veteran Finn has registered just a single goal and four assists through 14 games since joining the Kings, and he's clearly not locked into the lineup. Although, Friday's strong game likely extended his leash. While Jokinen is currently off the fantasy radar in the majority of settings, he shouldn't be completely ignored because he has the potential to climb the depth chart and has a track record of success.
Jokinen potted his first goal with his new club in Thursday's win over the Capitals.
Jokinen showed off his slick hands with a nice breakaway tally against elite netminder Braden Holtby. The goal held up as the game-winner for Jokinen, who has three points in eight games since joining the club. At this stage in his career, the 34-year-old doesn't offer much in terms of fantasy value. Jokinen is still good for the occasional tally, though, and could aid you in a very deep league. The veteran is probably one of the better fourth-liners around.
Jokinen will make his debut with the Kings against the Bruins on Thursday, NHL.com reports.
The Finnish veteran was part of a 1-for-1 swap that saw Michael Cammalleri bound for Edmonton. It looks like there's nowhere to go but up for Jokinen, as he only managed one point (an assist) and a minus-3 rating over 14 games with the Oilers, but we're still projecting him to start out in a fourth-line role with the Kings.
Jokinen was traded to the Kings in exchange for Michael Cammalleri, Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reports.
Jokinen simply couldn't find his groove in Edmonton, notching just one assist and no goals on 24 shots through 14 games. Combine that with a minus-3 rating, and he was deemed an underwhelming veteran. The 34-year-old will likely never reach the 50-point seasons he used to post, so both the Oiler and Kings hope the change of scenery will benefit these journeymen through this exchange.
Jokinen put four shots on net in 15:01 of ice time during Saturday's drubbing at the hands of the Senators.
Through four games with the Oilers, Jokinen has yet to get on the scoresheet. He's put 10 pucks on net, but he's not seeing a whole lot of ice time and doesn't have a very high fantasy ceiling right now.
Jokinen agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Edmonton on Friday.
Jokinen joins Connor McDavid and company after three seasons with the Panthers. It was a difficult 2016-17 campaign for the winger, as he saw action in just 69 games due to injury and failed to reach the 30-point mark for only the third time in his 12-year career. Even in a bottom-six role, the veteran's numbers should get a boost from joining the high-powered Oilers offense. Falling somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 points is within the realm of possibility for Jokinen this upcoming season.
Jokinen will have his contract bought out by the Panthers, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
The Finn has one year remaining on his four-year contract, which is valued at $4 million annually. Given Jokinen's age -- he's 34 years old -- the Panthers will have to pay him two-thirds of his remaining salary spread out over the next two years after the waiver process takes its course. He struggled with a knee injury this past season and ended up with just 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists) and a career-worst minus-15 rating in 69 games.
Jokinen has one year remaining on his contract with the Panthers, commanding $4 million. After that, he'd be an unrestricted free agent.
Jokinen's deal includes a modified no-trade clause, but he still could be exposed to the Las Vegas expansion draft in June. The journeyman on the wing struggled with injuries this year, seeing his point total drop from 60 to 28 compared to the previous campaign. Of course, an abrupt in-season coaching change from Gerard Gallant to Tom Rowe, who won't be returning next season, seemed to disrupt the team chemistry in a negative way. Still, the Finn in question has played for five different NHL teams, so one would think he could laugh in the face of adversity by now. Health permitting, we'd bet on a rebound from Jokinen next year, but reevaluating the 34-year-old would be necessary if he finds himself in Sin City.
Jokinen contributed a power-play goal and an assist Tuesday against Toronto.
Both of Jokinen's points came in a 3:11 span during the second period, as he assisted on Reilly Smith's 11th goal before reaching double digits himself with a power-play tally. He broke a 10-game goal drought here while also posting his sixth multi-point effort in the past 27 games; the Finn went without one in his first 31 appearances. Despite Jokinen's recent resurgence, the 33-year-old forward still has just 25 points after registering 60 last season.
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