Armia (lower body) was in the lineup for Winnipeg's final exhibition contest Sept. 30 against Calgary, indicating he's fully recovered from the lower-body injury he sustained during the team's third preseason game. Armia, who notched 19 points (10 goals, nine assists) in 57 games with the Jets last season, is expected to slot into a bottom-six role for Wednesday's Opening Night matchup with Toronto, skating with Shawn Matthias and Adam Lowry on the Jets' third line.
Armia suffered a lower-body injury and will not return to Thursday's game against the Wild. The severity of the injury is unknown at this point, but the 24-year-old's night is done midway through the third period. Look for updates on the right winger's status to come in the following days, with the Jets' next exhibition match coming Saturday against the Oilers.
Armia scored a shorthanded goal while adding a blocked shot in Tuesday's 6-5 loss against the Wild. Armia enjoyed his most productive month in February, posting four goals with seven points and a plus-3 rating in 11 games. After lighting up the Finnish Elite League and coming to North America with big expectations, he hasn't come close to star status yet. That said, Armia's starting to show signs of life and could be a nice stash option in deeper pools heading down the stretch.
Armia posted a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's loss against the Wild. Armia posted his first multi-point game of the season, and he has points in back-to-back outings for the first time since a three-game streak from Oct. 25-28. He entered the NHL with high expectations after posting big numbers in the Finnish Elite League, but he has yet to enjoy very much success in the NHL so far. As such he is only worth a roster spot in the very deepest of pools.
Armia has struggled to reproduce his Finnish League success that saw him selected 16th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft. In 27 outings this season, Armia has notched a mere six points, including just two since returning from a early November injury that kept him out for 24 straight games. That is a far cry from the 19 goals and 14 points during his 2012-13 Finnish Elite League campaign. Just 23 years of age, Armia could still turn his career around, but the term bust might not be an overstatement at this point.
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