When Jesse Joensuu reluctantly left the Edmonton Oilers lineup with a back issue that kept him out for 11 games, he knew he was doomed to lose some ground.
But here it is one month later, and the big winger is still struggling to find a way to be an effective player — no matter how many minutes he plays.
Joensuu, a healthy scratch the last two games, will likely draw back into...
There was no way Taylor Hall was readily going to accept a four-week absence from the Edmonton Oilers lineup.
So it should come as no surprise that the winger is back on the ice, in a brace, and eyeing a return during the team’s upcoming four-game road trip that starts Tuesday against the Florida Panthers.
Hall, who left the lineup on Oct. 19 with a second degree tear to his...
Mike Green of the Washington Capitals was gearing up for a impressive check on Jesse Joensuu of the Edmonton Oilers, but it didn’t quite go as planned. Joensuu played the part of the matador and quickly moved as Green charged. Instead of inflicting pain on Joensuu he may have only hurt himself and his ego as he flipped into the Capitals’ bench.
But if you ask Green, he’ll...
The road to recovery went through the Edmonton Oilers morning skate on Thursday.
Although not ready to play against the Montreal Canadiens Denis Grebeshkov Corey Potter Sam Gagner and Jesse Joensuu were all on the ice for the optional on-ice workout.
Of the four only Joensuu has played a regular-season game this year and he hopes to be back in the lineup Saturday when the Oilers...
Jesse Joensuu was happy with the effort but disappointed in the loss.
The Edmonton Oilers winger had an impressive debut for his new team scoring a goal in a 5-4 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
“It’s tough to lose” Joensuu said. “I’m happy that I played but it’s tough to lose it’s really frustrating.”
Joensuu was one of the Oilers’ better forwards on the night playing...
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Name: Jesse Joensuu
Jesse Joensuu made his return to North America and the Islanders this past season after spending the previous year in Sweden. Joensuu left because he did not want to sign a two-way contract and...
Jesse Joensuu scored with 9 seconds left to give Finland a 3-2 victory over the United States on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the world hockey championships, and Michal Handzus scored the winning goal late in the third period in Slovakia's 4-3 victory over Canada.
In the semifinals Saturday, Finland will face Russia, and Slovakia will play the Czech Republic. In Stockholm...
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May 18, 2012
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finnish forward Jesse Joensuu's winning goal with nine seconds left lifted Finland past the United States 3-2 Thursday for a place in the semifinals of the hockey world championships in Helsinki.
Joensuu opened the scoring at 13:27 in the second period, before Anaheim Ducks' Kyle Palmieri scored 20 seconds later. Bobby Ryan added a goal for the USA early...
Finnish forward Jesse Joensuu's winning goal with nine seconds left lifted Finland past the United States 3-2 Thursday for a place in the semifinals of the hockey world championships in Helsinki.
Joensuu opened the scoring at 13:27 in the second period, before Anaheim Ducks' Kyle Palmieri scored 20 seconds later. Bobby Ryan added a goal for the USA early in the third period...
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May 17, 2012
Finland's Jesse Joensuu scored his second of the game with 8.8 seconds left in regulation to give them the 3-2 lead and send Team USA home empty handed. In a very close game with many chances for both teams, there were only two penalties called, both against the United States. Neither resulted in a goal, but momentum was certainly a factor throughout the game.