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Canadiens' Joel Armia: Opens scoring Wednesday

Armia scored a goal on three shots, doled out four hits and added two PIM in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights in Game 2. Armia tallied on a feed from Joel Edmundson at 6:12 of the first period. The 28-year-old Armia has provided an occasional burst of offense from the bottom half of the lineup. He has eight points, 25 shots on net, 38 hits and a plus-4 rating through 13 playoff contests.
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The Case for Canadiens to Re-Sign Joel Armia

The Montreal Canadiens wouldn’t be here right now without Joel Armia. That’s no exaggeration either. His two-goal performance in Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 1 helped right the ship for the Habs, down 3-1 in the first-round series at that point. As a result, with 7...
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Joel Armia scores twice to lead Canadiens past Jets

EditorsNote: Changes Price’s saves to 26 in 2nd graf. Joel Armia scored two short-handed goals and added an assist to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-1 home victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday and put them one game away from claiming their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series. Corey...

Canadiens' Joel Armia: Two shorties in win

Armia scored a pair of shorthanded goals and added an assist in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Jets in Game 3. Armia made a strong individual effort in the second period to give the Canadiens a 3-0 lead. He added a long-range empty-netter in the third. The Finn has four goals and two assists through 10 playoff games, but all of his tallies have come in a pair of two-goal efforts.

[Highlight] Joel Armia puts Montreal up 1-0

Corey Perry separated the puck, and Joel Armia shot it into the net. Corey Perry with the big hit and Joel Armia opens the scoring for Montreal!

Canadiens' Joel Armia: Scores twice in Game 5

Armia scored two goals on three shots and added three hits in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Maple Leafs in Game 5. Armia's two tallies came in a span of 3:05 during the first period. The Finn is up to four points through five playoff games despite mainly seeing bottom-six minutes. He's added 11 shots on net and 16 hits as a strong physical presence.

Canadiens' Joel Armia: Nabs helper Saturday

Armia produced an assist, three hits, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Maple Leafs in Game 2. Armia put a puck toward the front of the net, and in the ensuing scramble, Jesperi Kotkaniemi buried the Canadiens' only goal of the game. The 27-year-old Armia has two assists in as many games to open the postseason. The Finn continues to hold a second-line role despite often playing in the bottom six during the regular season.

Canadiens' Joel Armia: Sets up game-winner

Armia recorded a shorthanded assist and three hits in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 1. Armia cleared a puck and Paul Byron did the rest on an individual effort for the decisive goal. The 27-year-old Armia was limited to 14 points in 41 regular-season contests this year. He's started the postseason on the second line alongside Nick Suzuki, but Armia's gritty playing style could eventually lead to him getting shuffled down the lineup into a bottom-six role.

Canadiens' Joel Armia: Contributes to win

Armia scored a goal on five shots and had three hits in Friday's 5-3 win over the Jets. Armia's second-period goal brought Montreal back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game entering the third period. It was his seventh goal of the season. Injuries have forced him to move up to the second line, where he's skating with more gifted offensive performers, like Nick Suzuki and Tyler Toffoli.

Canadiens' Joel Armia: Assists on winner

Armia had an assist on the game-winning goal in Monday's 2-1 win over the Flames. Armia slipped a no-look drop pass to Tyler Toffoli, who buried a one-timer for his 25th goal of the season. It was the second point in the last three games for Armia, who has six goals, seven assists and 55 shots over 32 games.

Canadiens' Joel Armia: Lights lamp Friday

Armia scored a goal on two shots and went plus-2 in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Flames. Armia gave the Canadiens a 2-1 lead at 18:24 of the first period, but Andrew Mangiapane retied the game just a minute later. The 27-year-old Armia has six goals, 12 points, 54 shots on net and 63 hits through 30 contests. The Finn will likely continue to draw a middle-six assignment.

Canadiens' Joel Armia: Sets up winner

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 by Tyler Toffoli. Armia outskated Christopher 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.

Canadiens' Joel Armia: Ready to rock

Armia (not injury related) will be activated off the Canadiens' non-roster list and return to the lineup Wednesday versus Calgary, John Lu of 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.

Canadiens' Joel Armia: Should return soon

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.

Canadiens' Joel Armia: Completes quarantine

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.

Canadiens' Joel Armia: Lands on non-roster list

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.

Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Joel Armia added to COVID unavailable list

Montreal Canadiens forwards Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Joel Armia were added to the NHL’s list of players unavailable due to COVID-19 on Monday. The list is updated every day by the NHL. According to the league, players can be added to the list for a number of factors, including but not...