Joel Armia returned to SM-Liiga action for the first time since Dec. 18, garnering a secondary assist on a first period goal as Assat doubled Karpat 6-3. Armia, who added three shots in 14:58 of work, has an even 15 points (10+5) through 26 games. He has 22 games remaining to get to the 20-goal mark. Assat returns to action Thursday versus SaiPa.
In the WHL, Colin Jacobs posted a minus-four rating as Prince George was defeated by Portland 6-4. Despite being the Cougars' leading scorer with 13-17-30, Jacobs sinks to a cumulative minus-20 on the year.