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Jesse Joensuu | Winger | #6

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 213
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (60) / NYI
Contract: view contract details

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The Edmonton Oilers will start giving their AHL players a look-see as the season appears to be lost.
The Oilers loaned Jesse Joensuu to Bern of the Swiss League and while his NHL career appears to be over, it also means that the Oilers may have thrown the towel in on this season and will start auditioning some AHL players to see if they have the right stuff to play in the NHL. "There’s a constant competition for ice time and sometimes the competition is not sitting in the room next to you," said Eakins. "Jesse had an excellent training camp and earned his spot, but the by-product might be more of our record and where we’re at. Jesse worked extremely hard here, he’s an excellent teammate. He’s a guy who’s highly regarded in our dressing room, but our needs have changed. With where we’re at in the standings, there are going to be more people getting looks...When you get in these situation(s) where we’re at in the standings, and there are people down on the farm who deserve looks or are going to get looks now, somebody becomes expendable." Sat, Dec 13, 2014 07:31:00 AM

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Jesse Joensuu has been loaned to the Swiss league's SC Bern.

Joensuu cleared waivers on Nov. 30, but he was never assigned to the minors. He had two goals and four points in 20 games with Edmonton in 2014-15.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 01:44:00 PM

Jesse Joensuu will be a healthy scratch Sunday night against San Jose.

Joensuu was placed on waivers last week and went unclaimed, he also was not assigned to the AHL Oklahoma City. In fact, he's practiced with the team despite being in a type of limbo with Edmonton. We'll keep you updated as his status unfolds.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 06:55:00 PM

The Oilers have placed Jesse Joensuu on waivers.

If he clears waivers, he will be heading to the AHL. The 27-year-old has two goals and four points in 20 games this season.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 12:57:00 PM

Jesse Joensuu had an assist in Edmonton's 2-1 loss to Vancouver on Thursday.

Joensuu netted two goals the previous night. He's been competing for a fourth line spot and has helped his chances lately.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Jesse Joensuu scored two goals in a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night.

Joensuu almost matched his goal total from last year in the last two periods of Wednesday's preseason game. The five year veteran had three goals in 42 games last season and has only 11 goals in his career. Steve Pinizzotto managed to pick up an assist on both Joensuu goals.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 11:45:00 PM

Jesse Joensuu has suffered a high ankle sprain.

Joensuu is expected to miss at least four weeks, so the odds of him returning this season are slim. He has five points and 16 penalty minutes in 42 games in 2013-14.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 02:02:00 PM

Jesse Joensuu found the back of the net on Monday.

It was Joensuu's third goal and fourth point in 32 contests in 2013-14. Nedless to say, he has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 09:37:00 AM

Jesse Joensuu has been dealing with the flu.

Joensuu took part in Monday's practice, but he's still unlikely to play on Tuesday against Dallas. He has two goals in 27 games this season.
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 09:39:00 AM

Jesse Joensuu was a healthy scratch on Tuesday.

Joensuu has now sat out of three of Edmonton's last seven contests. Even when he does play in 2013-14, he's averaging just 9:18 minutes per game.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 09:45:00 AM

Jesse Joensuu will probably be back in the Oilers' lineup on Tuesday.

Joensuu spent back-to-back games in the press box. "The game hasn't come naturally, and in that situation, it's good to get out of the lineup — even though it’s always a punch in the face," Joensuu said. He returned from a back injury about a month ago, but he hasn't quite found his game since that happened.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 09:27:00 AM

Jesse Joensuu was a healthy scratch on Saturday along with Corey Potter.

Joensuu has only one goal this season in 16 games with the goal coming on opening night and has been a healthy scratch in the Oilers last two games. His fantasy value is less than zero as he is also a minus-12.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 07:04:00 AM

Jesse Joensuu (back) was activated from the IL on Saturday November 9.

Joensuu played only 8:02 minutes in his first game back since October 14 as he had a lower body injury. He was minus-one in the game against the Flyers. Joensuu has one goal in five games this season but is back to square one despite his impressive training camp.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 02:19:00 AM

Right winger Jesse Joensuu (back) hopes to return to the Edmonton Oilers for their game against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight.

Joensuu has been out of the lineup since mid-October with a lower back issue. He’s only been able to dress in four games for the Oilers this season. "I feel good, this is the best I’ve felt so far on the ice," Joensuu said Friday. "I don’t know if it’s confirmed yet, but I sure want to play. I need a challenge in my life. I’m tired of working out and doing these movement (exercises) in the gym." Acquired from the New York Islanders this off-season, Joensuu had an impressive training camp for the Oilers. He brings the team much needed size and grit to their bottom two lines. "We missed his size, he competes extremely hard," Edmonton coach Dallas Eakins said. "He goes to the net hard. We have to keep trying to find an element of heaviness in our game and he provides that. Once he is healed and we hope that is very soon, if not by (Saturday). Hopefully we can keep him healthy."
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 10:38:00 AM

Jesse Joensuu (back) hopes to return next week.

He joined his teammates on the ice for the first time on Saturday and has been skating for a week. Joensuu has been sidelined since Oct. 14 because of a torn back muscle.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 05:29:00 PM

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