News:Jesse Joensuu (hernia) has been cleared to play and will be added to the Islanders' active roster.
Analysis:Jesse Joensuu, who has yet to suit up for the Isles this season, recorded nine points and 33 PIMs in 42 NHL games last season and he figures to reprise his role as a checking winger with the team now that he's back.
News:Jesse Joensuu (hernia) was practicing with the team Tuesday, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Analysis: Since the Islanders don't play until Thursday, allowing Jesse Joensuu to get a couple of practices under his belt, it seems likely that he will take the spot vacated due to the injury suffered by Michael Grabner.
News:Jesse Joensuu will miss the next 5-7 weeks after underoing surgery for a sports hernia Tuesday, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Analysis:Jesse Joensuu was nothing more than a fourth-line player for the Islanders. His absence should not be missed.
Isles' Joensuu (Groin) Not Expected Back Anytime Soon
News:Jesse Joensuu (groin) is not close to returning to the ice, New York Newsday reports.
Analysis:Jesse Joensuu's groin injury is preventing him from doing as much as skating on his own, so it looks like he could have a lengthier timetable than originally thought. The Islanders officially suspended him last week after he got injured overseas, but he'll be reinstated after he passes a physical.
News:Jesse Joensuu (groin) has been suspended by the Islanders, according to the Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Analysis:Jesse Joensuu was suspended for getting hurt while playing overseas. It's curious that the Islanders would take this route; they don't need to pinch pennies, as they're barely above the cap floor as it is. Joensuu will be reinstated once he passes his physical.
Isles' Joensuu (Groin) Won't Be Ready For Start Of Camp
News:Jesse Joensuu is dealing with a groin injury and will not be ready for the start of camp, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.
Analysis: This won't be a huge loss for the Islanders, seeing as Jesse Joensuu didn't skate in the NHL last season and only tallied nine points in 42 games the year before. Once he returns, Jonesuu could find himself fighting just to earn a spot on the roster.
News:Jesse Joensuu signed a one-year, one-way deal with the Islanders on Friday, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.
Analysis: The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but the contract has a European out clause.
News: Joensuu has been returned to Bridgeport (AHL), Katie Strang of Newsday reports.
Analysis: The Isles needed a blueliner because of injuries to a pair of their regular defensemen, so Joensuu was deemed expendable.
News: The Islanders have recalled Joensuu from AHL Bridgeport on an emergency basis, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Joensuu (who has four points in 23 games with the big club thus far) will replace fellow forward Jeremy Colliton, who suffered a rib injury Tuesday against the Leafs.
News: The Islanders returned Joensuu on loan to AHL Bridgeport on Tuesday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Much like last season, Joensuu has been back and forth on the Bridgeport shuttle all year, playing 18 AHL games and 23 NHL games. He has 27 PIMs with the Islanders, but just four points (three goals, one assist) in those 23 games.
News: Joensuu was recalled by the Islanders on Thursday, NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Joensuu has shown an ability to pile up PIMs (25 in 14 games in 2010), but his three points in the same time span indicate a lack of potential as a scorer.
News: The Islanders reassigned Joensuu to AHL Bridgeport on Friday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Joensuu has two goals and an assist to go along with 25 penalty minutes in 14 games this season. He doesn't figure to be much of a scorer at the NHL level.
News: Joensuu scored a goal and added an assist Saturday in a shootout loss to Phoenix.
Analysis: He's not the scoring type, at least in the NHL. And even in the AHL, he wasn't ripping things up. Ignore him in all formats until he proves us wrong.
News: The Islanders recalled Joensuu from AHL Bridgeport on Friday, the Islanders' official site reports.
Analysis: The 23-year-old was pacing the Sound Tigers with a team-high 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 16 games. He's no stranger to the trip between Bridgeport and Long Island.
News: Joensuu (eye) left the game early on Wednesday, according to Newsday's Katie Strang.
Analysis: Joensuu looked to have a cut above his eye. No word yet on the severity of the injury, but if you're an Islander fan, at least it's not a shoulder injury.
News: The Islanders have sent LW Jesse Joensuu back to the AHL.
Analysis: A second-round pick in 2006, Joensuu managed to feature in nine games for the Islanders on this trip up. He has no Fantasy value at this time.
News:The Sports Xchange reports LW Jesse Joensuu, who scored a goal in his NHL debut late last season, was recalled from Bridgeport (AHL) for the first time this season to provide some size and physical play around the net in the absence of injured forwards Tim Jackman and Sean Bergenheim.
Analysis: The 6-foot-4 Finn has five goals and 16 points in 28 games for Bridgeport this season. "Everybody wants to play in the NHL and I want to play here badly," Joensuu said. "One of the things we've lost is the element of physical play," head coach Scott Gordon said. "That's been accumulating over this stretch. We're not forechecking like we were a month ago. It's been deteriorating." Joensuu is one of the Islanders' top prospects, but he has marginal Fantasy appeal outside of long-term keeper leagues until he is up in the NHL on a full-time basis.
News: Emergency call-up Jesse Joensuu scored his first goal in his first game, and the New York Islanders beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Monday night in a matchup of cellar dwellers. Joensuu played for the fourth time in four nights, after a busy AHL weekend, and got the word he was heading to the majors just eight hours before the puck dropped. "I can't really describe it," Joensuu said. "Hearing today that I'm going to play and then scoring a goal, it's a little bit too much." Joensuu, brought up from Bridgeport on Monday because captain Bill Guerin is still in trade limbo, smacked in a loose puck from in front during New York's two-goal second period that sent Colorado to its fifth straight loss.
Analysis: Joensuu endured the effects of his marathon workload early, but found his second wind over the final two frames. "In the first period I felt awful, but obviously playing in the NHL I didn't want to say anything," Joensuu said. The former Finnish League forward is in his first full season of North American hockey. He was the Islanders' second-round pick in 2006. He is a developing forward, but is still not a recommended Fantasy option as he could be back in the AHL shortly.