Jets forward Jokinen out six to eight weeks

April 21, 2013, 9:35 PM

The Winnipeg Jets have to deal with a big blow on the injury front as the team’s push for the playoffs continues.

Forward Olli Jokinen will miss six to eight weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain in the Jets’ shootout loss to the New York Islanders Saturday, coach Claude Noel told reporters in Buffalo on Sunday.

Winnipeg will also be without Zach Bogosian, who didn’t make the trip to Buffalo. Noel says the defenceman is day-to-day after reportedly suffering a concussion from a hit by Isles’ forward Kyle Okposo on Saturday.

"(Bogosian is) a good player, he logs big minutes, someone else is going to have to lug those minutes," Noel said. "I haven’t completely determined yet who’s going to go where."

Zach Redmond, who reportedly will join the Jets in Buffalo, could be available to step in for Bogosian.

Bogosian has 14 points in 33 games for the Jets, while Jokinen has recorded 14 points in 44 games this season.

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