Hurricans forward Jokinen returns to Finland after father’s death

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes will be without Jussi Jokinen because the forward has returned to Finland following the death of his father.

General manager Jim Rutherford made the announcement Monday in a statement. There was no timetable given for his return.

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Jokinen has seven goals and 14 assists in 57 games this season with Tampa Bay and Carolina, which acquired him last month in a trade with the Lightning.