Despite being recalled by the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, Joel Armia no longer appears in the team’s plans.
If we stick to the information we got from Fourth Term’s David Pagnotta, he would discuss a trade of Kent Hughes, Joel Armia and Quebec native Anthony Mantha to the Washington Capitals.
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“I was told the Habs had a conversation with the Washington Capitals about Anthony Mantha, and Montreal forward Joel Armia was part of the discussion,” he wrote on thefourthperiod.com. But I’m not sure Washington will be his final landing spot. These discussions have calmed down but could continue if the Capitals decide to do so.
The Longueuil native has had a mixed season in 2022-2023, recording just 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points in 67 games. He found the back of the net on Wednesday night and got his name on the scoresheet for the first time this season. He is in the final year of his contract worth $5.7 million per campaign.
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Armia, on the other hand, has played all its matches with Laval Rocket since the start of the regular schedule. He also looked good, scoring four goals and assisting on five points in four games. His current contract will expire at the end of the 2024-2025 season and the season’s salary cap impact will be $3.4 million.