Armia had an assist, one shot on net, three hits and a blocked shot in Friday's 2-1 win over Calgary. it was a big night for Nick Suzuki's line, which deposited both Montreal goals, each scored by Tyler Toffoli. Armia outskated Chris Tanev to the corner for Suzuki's dump-in and backhanded a pass to the front of the net, where Toffoli redirected the game-winner past Jacob Markstrom. It was a huge two points for Montreal, which increased its lead for the final playoff spot in the Scotia North to six points over Calgary. This was Armia's second game back after missing eight while on the COVID-19 protocols list.
Armia (not injury related) will be activated off the Canadiens' non-roster list and return to the lineup Wednesday versus Calgary, John Lu of TSN.ca reports. Armia will skate with Tyler Toffoli and Nick Suzuki on Montreal's third line Wednesday. He's picked up five goals and 10 points in 24 games this campaign.
Armia (not injury related) skated at full speed Sunday but won't play in Monday's game versus the Maple Leafs, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports. Armia cleared COVID-19 protocol last Tuesday, and Sunday was his first full-speed practice. Though he won't be ready for Monday's game, the 27-year-old could be back for Wednesday's matchup against the Flames. Armia has accrued 10 points through 24 games this season and should land in the middle six once he's ready.
Armia has cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocol but will need more time before returning, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports. Armia has been away from the team for more than two weeks. He'll need to ease back into action. Interim coach Dominique Ducharme said that Armia needs "a considerable amount of conditioning" before returning to the lineup. While that doesn't provide a definitive timeline, it sounds like he won't be back until the weekend, at the earliest. The Canadiens could certainly use Armia back to add depth at right wing, as Brendan Gallagher is expected to miss multiple weeks with a broken thumb.
Armia (COVID-19 protocols) has been placed on the Canadiens' non-roster list, CapFriendly reports. Armia landed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday, and his subsequent placement on the non-roster list suggests he could be facing an extended absence. Another update on the 27-year-old winger, who's picked up 10 points in 24 games this campaign, should surface whenever he clears the league's virus protocols. For now, he can be considered out indefinitely.
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