My biggest concern/hesitation would be his minutes so far. The kid has been playing really well... but he's still only averaging 16 minutes a night, 15 (iirc) at ES. The good news is that Maatta only plays a few seconds more at ES then MP does. But overall we need to try to get MP into the 18/19 minute range on a consistent basis if we really want to be able to consider moving Maatta (either this season - which I think is unlikely, or in the summer). Pettersson and to a lesser extent Riikola really need to show over the next month before Schutlz gets back what they can do to give JR the confidence to move Maatta and Oleksiak.