The Capitals were not pleased that Winnipeg ended up with a man advantage following this scene, and those sour feelings were only heightened when Andrew Ladd scored a power-play tally late in the opening frame.
UPDATE: Yup, he’s on his way to the ‘Peg. The club confirmed the transaction on Monday morning, also announcing that goalie Ondrej Pavelec has been placed on IR.
Armia, 22, was taken 16th overall by the Sabres in 2011 and appeared in one game for the club before getting dealt to the Jets.
He’s spent most of his time in North America playing in the AHL — previously with Rochester, now with Manitoba — and, this season, has three goals and seven points in 15 games.
It’s unclear why the Jets are making the move at this time. There are no reported injuries at forward but, in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Arizona, forwards Andrew Copp and Anthony Peluso barely played (neither broke four minutes of TOI).
Those who are obsessed with hockey fights could kill some serious time breaking people up into “divisions.”
Tonight provided a pretty good example. Vancouver Canucks defenseman Luca Sbisa put his superior size on display when he delivered a hard hit on rising Winnipeg Jets rookie Nikolaj Ehlers, which you can watch in the video above.
That didn’t sit well with the Jets, apparently, as Anthony Peluso didn’t need much goading to drop the gloves with Sbisa. What happened felt a bit like a middleweight tussling with a heavyweight.
Before game, Luca Sbisa: "I fought more early in my career just to show I'd do it. (But) I don’t like fighting. Why would you?"