He managed to return before the regular season concluded and skated in the last couple games with the team after missing 20 previous contests. The point per game forward failed to score reach the scoresheet.
The IceCaps’ Calder Cup future was already sealed though and they opened as the number 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Throughout 8 postseason games (so far) he is back to form contributing 5 goals, while adding 4 assists but none would add up more importantly than the pair he pocketed in the Semi-Finals‘ 2-1 overtime game 3 win vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to put them in the series lead.
He’s set to become an restricted free agent as summer approaches and bets are on that Winnipeg Jets will make a move with Phoenix to sign the fully stretched 5’10” 185 lbs. minor league scoring machine up for another season.