Cam Ward

Jussi Jokinen has brought something special to the Kings

Jussi Jokinen has brought something special to the Kings

Even for a nomadic veteran such as Jussi Jokinen, the past five months have been more eventful than he would have liked.

The Florida Panthers bought out his contract on June 30 with one year remaining. A week later, he signed with Edmonton, and that ended in mid-November when the Oilers traded him to the Kings. Understandably, Jokinen wasn’t pumped up when reminded about facing another old team, the Carolina Hurricanes, on Saturday.

“I’ve got so many old teams now,” Jokinen said.

His latest stop appears to be on firmer ground, judging by how Jokinen has fit in as a versatile forward in 12 games with the Kings. He’s formed a fourth line with Torrey Mitchell and Jonny...

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