Howes leads all Aces in playoff points with 7 goals and 10 assists in his 10 games.
The presence of Howes means that the Aces can get back to using the line combinations that were so successful all season and postseason. Howes will skate alongside usual linemates Wes Goldie and Brian Swanson on Alaska's top line. Rookie forward Dan Kissel, who is riding a six-game point streak, will re-join his linemates Curtis Fraser and Chris Langkow. Kissel skated with Goldie and Swanson in game three.