Columbus Blue Jackets Claim Jussi Jokinen off Waivers from Los Angeles Kings

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Jussi Jokinen
GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 24: Jussi Jokinen #36 of the Los Angeles Kings skates with the puck during the first period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on November 24, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Kings 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Columbus Blue Jackets have added depth to their roster by acquiring Jussi Jokinen off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings

Columbus Blue Jackets Claim Jussi Jokinen off Waivers from Los Angeles Kings

The Finnish specialist has already played for two clubs this season, playing 14 games for the Edmonton Oilers, and 18 for the Kings. He has just one goal and six points in his 32 games this season. He is 58% in the face-off dot this season, the Blue Jackets are looking to add to a banged-up squad.

At 34, Jokinen has scored 187 goals and 365 assists, tallying up for a total of 552 career points. He also has added included 63 powerplay goals, alongside 371 penalty minutes and a cumulative +2 plus/minus rating in his 923 career NHL games with the Kings, Oilers, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Dallas Stars.

He is just two years removed from his best offensive season when he picked up 60 points for the Florida Panthers in 2015-16. However, things did not go as well last year as he put up just 28 points.

Banged Up Blue Jackets

Columbus is missing a number of key players. They add one more to the injured list with the announcement that Sonny Milano will be out for several weeks.

Milano has eight goals and five assists in 35 games with the Blue Jackets this season. The former first-round pick has 14 points in 42 career NHL games.

Forward Tyler Motte was recalled from the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL. Motte has six goals and two assists in nine games with the Monsters this season. Motte has three goals and four points in 29 games with the Jackets.

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