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Jokinen returned to the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jackets. He finished with two shots on goal with a minus-1 rating in 15:08 minutes of ice time.

Jokinen was ineffective in his first game back since being out of the lineup with an illness. He also lost his spot on the top power play unit where he has been for the majority of the season. Look for him to get back in the swing of things soon and hopefully work his way back on the No. 1 unit.

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Jokinen (illness) is expected to travel with the team for their game against Columbus on Monday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

It seems that Jokinen is in line to play against the Blue Jackets on Monday, although it won't be official until he takes the ice for the morning skate in Columbus. If for some reason he's still too ill to play, expect Jimmy Hayes to factor into the lineup.

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Jokinen is battling the flu and is unlikely to play Friday against the Senators, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Jokinen wasn't present at Friday's morning skate, so barring a dramatic recovery over the afternoon, it appears that he'll sit out for the first time this season. The veteran winger could probably benefit from the rest in any case, as he's cooled considerably since his hot start in November, going without a point and producing a minus-3 rating over his last four games. Jimmy Hayes figures to rejoin the lineup in Jokinen's place.

Jussi Jokinen LW FLA 23 Days

Jokinen has not recorded a single point in his last four games and has only recorded two shots on goal.

Although he has gone dry in the last four games, Jokinen is currently tied for the team lead in points with 12 (2G, 10A). Jokinen has found himself playing on the third line for most of the season, but his value comes on the power play, where he is averaging 2:45 minutes per game. He leads the team with four PP points and is second on the team with 18 PIM. Jokinen's career shooting percentage is 13.1% and this season he is only sitting at 6.5%, therefore his goal scoring totals should increase while his percentages move toward his career average.

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Jokinen scored a goal, had two penalty minutes, and put five shots on goal in a 5-2 loss to the Kings Tuesday.

Jokinen continued his strong play Tuesday and with the goal, he stretched his point streak to four games. During that span he has one goal and five assists to go along with a plus-4 rating. Leaving Pittsburgh as a free agent, most analysts believed Jokinen would not be able to duplicate his 57 points in 81 games last season because he would not be slotted beside Evgeni Malkin. Jokinen is on pace for 62 points this season and has become a leader on the Panthers instead of playing in the shadows of others.

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Jokinen dished out two assists for the second straight game in Sunday's win over Anaheim.

Since when has being dropped to the third line been a good thing? Jokinen now has five points -- all assists -- in his last three games, skating with Vincent Trocheck and Jimmy Hayes on the third line. Jokinen still plays on the top power-play unit, and has recorded eleven points (one goal) in 15 games on the season. He's worth a look, as the Panthers are producing all kinds of offense and have gotten points in 10 of their last 12 games.

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Jokinen registered two assists -- one on the power play -- and went plus-2 with four shots on goal in Friday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Islanders.

Since Jokinen was moved off the top line and starting playing on the third line with Jimmy Hayes and Vincent Trochek, in the last two games he has produced three assists with five shots on goal and a plus-3 rating. The newly formed "third" line has been excellent so far and Jokinen is still playing with the top power play unit.

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Jokinen has been moved down to the third line during Monday's practice ahead of Tuesday's game against the Sharks, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

Jokinen leads the Panthers with six points (1G, 5A) but has gone dry over the last two games with a minus-3 rating. This could be a move to balance out Florida's attack or a message is being sent to Jokinen for the past two games for his mediocre play. Coach Gerard Gallant has been changing the lines often this season, so this stint on the third line could change quickly.

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Jokinen scored the only goal for Florida in a 2-1 OT loss against the Bruins Tuesday.

Jokinen's point streak now stands at five games for a total of six points (1G,5A). Jokinen centered the top line Tuesday, because of the injury to Aleksander Barkov. The usual winger seemed to fit in well at center playing alongside Brad Boyes and Tomas Fleischmann. If Barkov is unable to suit up for their next contest, expect Jokinen to be back playing center. Regardless of what position he is playing, insert him into your lineups while he is riding the hot streak.

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Jokinen collected a helper in Saturday's win over the Flyers, marking his fourth consecutive game with an assist.

It's a only a modest run of production for Jokinen, but there's value to be had in that in deeper leagues. The 31-year-old winger seems unlikely to surpass the 36 points and plus-12 rating he compiled with a stronger Penguins squad in 2013-14, but his five points and plus-3 rating through nine games with his new squad are certainly nothing to scoff at.