Jets' Jokinen Out 6-8 Weeks: Olli Jokinen will be out 6-8 weeks with a high ankle sprain that he sustained Saturday, TSN.ca reports. (Updated 4/21/13)
Ankle - (Updated - 4/21/13)
Olli Jokinen, who has seven goals and 14 points in 45 games this season with a minus-19 rating, is obviously done for the regular season and a good chunk of the playoffs (that is, if the Jets qualify) as a result. (Updated 4/21/13).
Finishing second only to Jarome Iginla for points among Calgary Flames with 61 last year, Olli Jokinen should fare well in the move from Alberta to Manitoba; his passing abilities, 38 assists last season are rivaled on this Jets squad only by Blake Wheeler, who posted 47 helpers last year; Jokinen's skills will be in high demand straight away. The Winnipeg front office has been vocal in its commitment to slow, sustainable development of its franchise's talent profile, so when they bring in a free agent for $9 million over two years, one has to think that they have big plans for Jokinen. As long as the abdominal tear that Jokinen was able to play through in April does not give the 33-year old veteran problems in 2012-2013, 1997's third overall pick makes for a smart mid-round selection in this year's drafts. (Updated 8/14/12)