Pens Continue To Scratch Jokinen: Jussi Jokinen has served as a healthy scratch in each of Pittsburgh's last three playoff games. (Updated 5/15/13)
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His skill was needed more when the team's top-six forwards were not intact. Now that everyone's healthy, Jussi Jokinen is relegated to fighting for time on the fourth line and the likes of Tyler Kennedy and Joe Vitale fill the energy role better than Jokinen. Until the Pens lose another game, coach Dan Bylsma will likely keep the lineup the same -- meaning Jokinen will ride the bench. (Updated 5/15/13).
Now two full years removed from his sensational, 65-point campaign in 2009-2010, Jussi Jokinen has steadily regressed in goals production while maintaining his assist rate; he finished last season with 12 goals and 34 assists. A likely candidate to play left wing on a line with the Staal brothers in 2012-2013, look for Jokinen to benefit from an uptake in scoring chances this season. (Updated 8/14/12)