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Jesse Puljujarvi shares discouraging comments

Published December 8, 2022 at 3:24 PM

Jesse Puljujarvi is off to a slow start in the 2022-23 season, and he'll be the first one to tell you that it's not good enough.

In a recent interview with a Finnish journalist, the Oilers forward shared some discouraging comments about his recent play. As per Sportsnet:

In a wide-ranging interview with Finland's national broadcaster, Puljujärvi told the veteran reporter Seppälä that he isn't sure if the National Hockey League is the place for him anymore.

''Of course, I'd like to be a productive top-line player,'' Puljujarvi said in his native Finnish, as translated by Seppala. ''But right now, it looks like I can't do that in NHL. Maybe some other league.''


After what looked like the start of a breakout last season with 14 goals and 22 assists in 65 games, Puljujarvi has just one goal and five assists in 27 games this season. He's averaging just over 13 minutes of ice time per game and is minus 12 with 40 shots and 61 hits.

The positive sight has been the 24-year-old finally using his big body to throw hits, including a team-high eight against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

''I'm trying to find out who I am as a player, since it looks like I don't fit anywhere here (in Edmonton). I've started checking a lot and lead the team in hits. At least that's some positive.''

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SOURCE: Sportsnet

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Jesse Puljujarvi shares discouraging comments

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