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Iiro Pakarinen | Winger | #26

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 212
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 7 (184) / FLA
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Iiro Pakarinen has reportedly signed with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL.
Finnish news outlet Iltalehti reported the signing on Monday, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Pakarinen appeared in 40 games with Edmonton in 2017-18 and he contributed three points He also had 13 points in 18 outings with Bakersfield of the AHL. Apr 24 - 12:05 PM
Source: TSN.ca

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Iiro Pakarinen will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Minnesota Wild.

The 26-year-old has now been scratched in three of his team's last four games. He has two goals and three points in 40 games this season. Ethan Bear will also watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 2 - 7:47 PM

Iiro Pakarinen will likely be a healthy scratch Saturday night against Minnesota.

Pakarinen is toiling on the Oilers' fourht line and does not play more than 11 minutes per game when he dresses. His absence from the lineup has no fantasy ramifications.
Mar 10 - 2:49 PM

Iiro Pakarinen will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Boston Bruins.

Pakarinen has just one goal and one assist in 24 games this season. This will be the fifth consecutive game he watches from the press box. Yohann Auvitu will also serve as a healthy scratch in this one, while goalie Al Montoya is out due to a head injury.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 20 - 8:58 PM

Iiro Pakarinen will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Florida Panthers.

Pakarinen has suited up in each of Edmonton's last four games. He has just one goal and one assist in 24 games this season. The Oilers forward shouldn't pop up on your fantasy radar at any point this season. Keegan Lowe will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 12 - 8:41 PM

Iiro Pakarinen found the back of the net in Edmonton's 6-2 win against Tampa Bay on Monday.

It was Pakarinen's first goal and second point in 21 games this season. He only logs about 10 minutes a game, which is part of the reason for his lack of offense. At the AHL level he's got nine goals and 13 points in 18 contests, but we don't expect the 26-year-old to get a bigger role with the Oilers than he currently has.
Feb 6 - 5:16 AM

Iiro Pakarinen has been called up by the Edmonton Oilers.

Pakarinen has nine goals and 13 points in 18 AHL games this season. He also has an assist in 18 contests with Edmonton.
Jan 18 - 3:56 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have announced that Iiro Pakarinen has cleared waivers and has been sent to the AHL.

The 26-year-old forward has only one points in 18 games this season. He has no fantasy upside.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 12:30:00 PM

Iiro Pakarinen has been put on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers.

This move corresponds with Edmonton claiming Nathan Walker off waivers. Pakarinen has an assist in 18 games in 2017-18.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 12:29:00 PM

Iiro Pakarinen will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Sabres.

Pakarinen has one assist in 16 games this season. Don't expect him to carry any fantasy value going forward. Oscar Klefbom will miss the game because of an illness.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 07:02:00 PM

The Edmonton Oilers signed Iiro Pakarinen to a one-year, one-way deal worth $725,000.

Pakarinen was scheduled to become a restricted free agent on July 1st. The 25-year-old had two goals and two assists in 14 games with the Oilers in 2016-17. He also suited up in one game during the postseason. Don't expect him to have any fantasy value next season.
Sat, May 20, 2017 08:57:00 PM

Iiro Pakarinen will be a healthy scratch in Game 5 against the Anaheim Ducks.

Pakarinen has suited up in just one game during the postseason. Mark Fayne, Griffin Reinhart, Anton Lander, Nick Ellis, Jordan Oesterle, Jujhar Khaira, Joey Laleggia, Matt Hendricks and Eric Gryba will join him in the press box. The best-of-seven series is tied 2-2.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, May 5, 2017 10:30:00 PM

Coach Todd McLellan is expected to forego any changes to his group of forwards Saturday night against the Sharks for Game 6.

Which means that Iiro Pakarinen, Jujhar Khaira and Matt Hendricks are expected to be scratched along with the rest of the Black Aces on board. Pakarinen hasn't played since Game 1 and he saw just 8:26 of playing time.
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 09:07:00 PM

Iiro Pakarinen, Jujhar Khaira and Matt Hendricks are expected to be scratched against San Jose in Game 5 on Thursday.

Of the three, only Pakarinen has seen any action this postseason. In one game he did not post any points in just 8:26 of ice time.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 06:51:00 PM

Iiro Pakarinen is projected to be scratched for Game 3 against the Sharks on Sunday.

Mark it two straight games on the pine should he sit after playing in Game 1. Pakarinen skated just 8:26 without a shot on net in that match.
Sun, Apr 16, 2017 09:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Ryan Strome
LW1Milan Lucic
2Mike Cammalleri
3Jujhar Khaira
4Anton Slepyshev
RW1Leon Draisaitl
2Zack Kassian
3Drake Caggiula
4Jesse Puljujarvi
5Iiro Pakarinen
6Pontus Aberg
7Ty Rattie
D1Oscar Klefbom
2Adam Larsson
3Kris Russell
4Matthew Benning
5Darnell Nurse
6Andrej Sekera
7Yohann Auvitu
G1Cam Talbot
2Mikko Koskinen
3Al Montoya