Blackhawks prospect Antti Saarela and Finland will play regulation candidate Kazakhstan on Sunday at the 2020 World Junior Championship.
Saarela has yet to record a point in two games, but his role as shifted from third-line right wing to No. 1 center for Finland with Rasmus Kupari out of the tournament due to injury.
The United States looks to improve to 2-1 when they face Russia.
Sunday, Dec. 29
Kazakhstan vs. Finland, 8 a.m. (NHLN)
United States vs. Russia, noon (NHLN)