Winnipeg Jets utility man Joel Armia has suffered an upper-body injury in the game tonight and will not return for the Jets.
#NHLJets announce RW Joel Armia won't return tonight because of an upper-body injury. Armia scored his first goal of the playoffs and had 10 shifts for 5:48 of ice time during the first period— Ken Wiebe (@WiebeSunSports) April 21, 2018
This could very easily be a precautionary move as the Jets have this game well in hand after a 4-0 first period that included chasing Devan Dubnyk form the Wild net. Expect the Jets to start rotating players on the fourth line and move a player up to the third line on a permanent basis.
Armia scored a goal tonight by being in the right place at the right time for Dustin Byfuglien shot. It is not clear when Armia suffered his injury. This is yet another injury that the Jets will have to deal with, but if they can close out the series tonight there will be plenty of time for him and the other injured players to return to healthy. Thankfully, the Jets have the depth to withstand these injuries long-term.