The Winnipeg Jets have activated right winger Joel Armia and left winger/center Shawn Matthias from injured reserve, the team announced via Twitter. No corresponding demotions have been made due to the roster freeze but will be required when that lifts on December 28th.
Armia, acquired in the Evander Kane trade back in February of 2015, has been out since the beginning of November with an MCL sprain. He has played in ten games for the Jets this season, scoring once while adding three assists. Armia had been a regular on both special teams units prior to going down, averaging over a minute and a half on both the power play and penalty kill.
Matthias, who joined the Jets this summer as an unrestricted free agent, also has been out since early November due to a lower body issue. He has suited up in ten games this year, picking up three points (2-1-3). Prior to going down, he had played a big role on their penalty kill, averaging over two minutes a game there, which ranks second among Winnipeg forwards to Adam Lowry.
To make room for them in the lineup, center Andrew Copp and left winger Brandon Tanev will be out of the lineup, TSN 1290’s Brian Munz notes (Twitter link). Tanev is day-to-day with a lower body injury while Copp will be a healthy scratch.