Jussi Jokinen is considering heading back to Finland for a third time since September and taking his family with him.
He has already played in the SM-liiga for Karpat in two stints during the NHL lockout, where he has picked up four goals and 10 assists in 14 games. "You have your family to think of and you have to think of what's best for yourself as a hockey player, in the short term and the long term," Jokinen said Monday. "There's lot of things to consider. I still hope something can get done here and I don't have to leave, but we'll see." He is hoping to see some sort of headway made in the players/owners meeting Tuesday in New York, but he's starting to feel that the 2012-13 season will be canceled.