At the SM-liiga level, Ilves fell to Karpat today 2-0. Tuukka Rask made 19 saves in the defeat.
And, at the Junior A level, Mikko Patsi and Jarno Laitinen split time in a 7-6 defeat to Jokerit Jr. A.
Lightning 1st round pick [url=riku-helenius]Riku Helenius
[/url] has yet to see action in the SM-liiga this season. With just 6 points in the standings, Ilves sits in the lower third of the league just 2 points ahead of dead last KalPa.