I haven't been able to find out exactly why three of the Stars prospects aren't playing, so I was hoping to get some help here.
1. Tuomas Mikkonen, JYP- I know that JYP's website has him listed as injured, but I was curious if anyone knew what and how bad the injury is.
2. Jarkko A. Immonen, Espoo Blues- Is he injured still or just a healthy scratch? I know he was hurt when he came to Dallas, and I didn't see his name mentioned in either U20 or preseason action over the summer either. If he is hurt, can anybody let me know what's serious enough to keep him out for the past 2+ months (I thought I heard it was a shoulder, but that could be entirely made up)?
3. Niko Vainio, Jokerit Jr. A- Plays one game and then disappears from action. I don't expect this one to be easy to explain, but if anyone knows why he hasn't played the last few games, I'd like to know.
Yesterday it was the second game of the season for Tuomas Mikkonen. The first game he played he actually played as a defenseman due to JYP's defensemen injuries.
Yesterdays away game against HIFK he got a place in the fourth line, but with not much ice time. Anyway as he will fully recover from his injury he should be a solid 2nd-3rd liner. Now JYP's lines are pretty much fixed as the games have went better than expected, but after the first injury in JYP's first three lines I think Tuomas will be the one who replaces that forward.
I could write some reports about Tuomas if there are any notable moments, because anyway I'll go see most of JYP's home matches this season.
You should come with us to see few away games also.
I'd love to, but I'm afraid that my job makes it a little bit harder to go see the away matches. The distances make it usually impossible to see the matches at place, but I'm glad that we have such a nice radio channel that broadcasts the away matches live