'Canes lose Jokinen for 1-2 weeks

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, Last Updated: 2:38 PM ET

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina Hurricanes forward Jussi Jokinen is expected to be sidelined for up to two weeks with a lower-body injury, the club announced on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old, who left Tuesday's 3-2 loss against the Boston Bruins in the first period and did not return to the ice, will not be with the team for Thursday's contest at Toronto.

Jokinen missed six games with a similar injury from late December through early January.

In 45 games this season, the Finland native has tallied 12 goals and 26 assists.


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