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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
26-7-5 57
26-9-5 57
24-9-3 51
22-11-2 46
17-17-5 39
11-20-6 28
11-18-2 24
7-24-5 19

2021 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 4 5 -3 13:54 12

Top Joel Armia News

  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Ready to rock Wednesday

    Armia (undisclosed) was activated from injured reserve and will play Wednesday versus the Bruins, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

    Armia will rejoin the lineup after a three-game absence that also saw him spend a stint in the COVID-19 protocols. The winger will take on a second-line role Wednesday. He's produced just five points with 50 shots on net and 59 hits through 29 contests this season.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Practices Monday

    Armia (undisclosed) practiced in a regular jersey Monday, per John Lu of

    Armia may still be recovering from the ailment he incurred on Dec. 18 but was not designated for any type of irregular practice regiment. His status for Wednesday's contest with the Bruins is likely, as other practice participants were wearing non-contact jerseys. The 28-year-old has averaged 13:38 of ice time and distributed two assists through his last 10 appearances.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Skates Sunday

    Armia (undisclosed) cleared COVID-19 protocols and practiced in a non-contact jersey Sunday, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

    It's unclear whether Armia, despite recovering from COVID-19, is still dealing with the undisclosed injury which landed him on injured reserve Dec. 18. His status leading up to Wednesday's game in Boston should become clearer in the next few days.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Lands on IR

    Armia (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

    Armia will be sidelined until Dec. 28 versus Tampa Bay at a minimum. The Canadiens are dealing with a ton of injuries up front, so at this point it isn't clear who will take Armia's spot in the lineup for Monday's matchup with the Islanders.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Playing Thursday

    Armia (undisclosed) will be in Thursday's lineup against Philadelphia, John Lu of reports.

    Armia has just five points while averaging 14:09 of ice time through 28 games this season. He'll skate in a bottom-six role in Thursday's game.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Game-time call

    Armia (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Thursday night's matchup with the Flyers, John Lu of reports.

    Armia's status against Philadelphia likely won't be determined until Montreal takes the ice for pregame warmups. If Armia's unable to go, the Canadiens may need to promote a skater from their AHL affiliate to fill in against the Flyers.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Possible healthy scratch Thursday

    Armia was the extra forward during Wednesday's practice and could be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Flyers, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    Montreal head coach Dominique Ducharme would not confirm Armia's status, but it looks like the forward will be in the press box Thursday. It would be significant to see a veteran like Armia, who was re-signed on a four-year deal during the offseason, become a healthy scratch on a team with a long list of injuries at forward. The 28-year-old Finn hasn't scored a goal in the last 11 games and has just one tally and four assists over 28 games.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Returns to action

    Armia had one shot on net and four hits over 16:37 of ice time in Saturday's 4-1 loss to St. Louis.

    Armia returned to action after missing two games with an undisclosed injury. He skated on the second line due to multiple injuries at forward and as a result was on the ice over two minutes more than his season average. Armia had a scoring chance at the end of the first period, but he failed to finish with an open net staring at him.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Good to go

    Armia (undisclosed) is expected to return to the lineup for Saturday's game versus St. Louis, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

    Armia is expected to return to a spot on Montreal's second line following his two-game absence. The 28-year-old winger has picked up five points through 26 contests this campaign.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Out Thursday

    Armia (undisclosed) will not be available for Thursday's game against Chicago.

    Armia won't suit up Thursday but he isn't expected to miss too much time, so he could return as soon as Saturday against the Blues. The 28-year-old has just five points through 26 games this season.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Doubtful Tuesday

    Armia is not expected to play in Tuesday's clash with Tampa Bay due to an undisclosed injury, John Lu of reports.

    Armia logged 14:57 of ice time in Saturday's matchup with Nashville, so it's not immediately clear when he sustained this injury. Still, with just two assists in his last nine outings, the winger's absence from the lineup may go unnoticed by the majority of fantasy players.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Contributes late in win

    Armia had an assist, one shot on goal, one hit and two blocked shots in Saturday's 6-3 win over Nashville.

    Armia picked up an assist on Tyler Toffoli's empty-net goal, which plugged a leak for Montreal. The Canadiens were cruising with a 5-0 lead entering the third period, but Nashville's three third-period goals (two on the power play) made it interesting. For Armia, it was just his fourth point of the season but three have come in the last five contests.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Nets goal in loss

    Armia scored a goal on three shots and added three hits in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Bruins.

    Armia opened the scoring at 8:09 of the first period on his first goal of the campaign. The 28-year-old has points in consecutive games after snapping a 13-game dry spell with an assist Saturday. The Finn has just three points with 37 shots on net, 41 hits and an even plus-minus rating while logging bottom-six minutes for the Habs.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Ends lengthy point drought

    Armia had an assist, four shots on goal, one hit and two blocked shots in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Red Wings.

    Armia worked along the boards to free the puck toward Artturi Lehkonen, who slipped a backhand pass to defenseman Chris Wideman for the score that set up overtime. It was just the second point this season, and first in 14 games, for Armia.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Adds assist in embarrassing loss

    Armia provided an assist and four shots in a 5-1 loss against Buffalo on Thursday night.

    In a forgettable night all around for the Canadiens, Armia assisted on Chris Wideman's first NHL goal since 2018-19. The 28-year-old Armia also provided four shots, a block and a hit in just 11:34 of ice time. The Habs now sit at 0-2 on the season and will look to get their first win Saturday against the Rangers.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Re-signs with Montreal

    Armia signed a four-year, $13.6 million contract extension with the Canadiens on Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Armia has been a solid middle-six option for Montreal over the past three campaigns, notching 36 goals, 31 helpers, 362 shots and 345 hits through 156 contests. The 28-year-old winger is coming off a down year in which he totaled just seven goals and 14 points through 41 games with the Canadiens, but if he's able to stay relatively healthy, he should threaten the 15-goal and 30-point marks with ease in 2021-22.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Back in action Wednesday

    Armia (not injury related) will play in Wednesday's Game 2 clash with the Lightning, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports, though coach Luke Richardson officially labeled him a game-time call.

    After sitting out Game 1 due to his placement in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, Armia will jump back into his fourth-line role for Game 2, replacing Jake Evans. It was a quiet semifinal round for Armia as he managed just one point in six games versus Vegas. However, he did still manage to put up 13 shots and dish out 18 hits, giving him a decent fantasy floor.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Suits up after missing Game 1

    Armia (not injury related) had two shots, two PIM and two hits in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 2.

    Armia, who sat out Game 1 while in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, returned to log just over 14 minutes of playing time, including penalty-killing duties. Armia has failed to collect a point in each of his last five games.

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  • Canadiens' Joel Armia: Traveling to Tampa

    Armia (COVID-19 protocols) has been cleared to travel and is on his way to rejoin the team in Tampa Bay. As a result, the winger will be a game-time decision for Game 1 on Monday, Dan Rosen of reports.

    Armia managed just one point in the six-game series versus the Golden Knights but would likely jump right back into the lineup if he doesn't have any travel issues and is able to play. If the 28-year-old Finn doesn't make the game in time, he figures to be replaced in the lineup by Jake Evans (concussion), who is also considered a game-time call.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 218 lbs
Birthplace: Pori, Finland
Age: 28
Experience: 7
Shoots: Right