Joel Armia is on NHL COVID-19 log and the Montreal Canadiens ahead is not going to be touring with the group to Tampa on Sunday to start the Stanley Cup closing in opposition to the Lightning. Recreation 1 is Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).
Canadiens normal supervisor Marc Bergevin stated he would offer extra particulars on Monday.
“Yeah, that is not supreme,” stated defender Ben Chiarot. “We have been busy all 12 months with guys going by the COVID protocol. ‘Armie’ is clearly an necessary participant for us. It is simply one other little adversity that we’ve got to cope with. “
It’s the second time this season that Armia has been on the COVID-19 log. He and his teammate Jesperi Kotkaniemi had been placed on the NHL COVID-19 protocol record on March 22, and the Canadiens had postponed 4 video games.
Armia missed eight video games throughout protocol, returning in opposition to the Calgary Flames on April 14, and ending the common season with 14 factors (seven targets, seven assists) in 41 video games.
He has eight factors (5 targets, three assists) in 17 postseason video games for Montreal, six video games within the semifinals.
Montreal can also be with out coach Dominique Ducharme, who needs to be quarantined for 14 days after the constructive COVID-19 check on June 18. Ducharme stated on Saturday he expects to return to the third sport of the ultimate in Montreal on July 2. Assistant Luke Richardson took over for Ducharme and has a 3-1 report.
Striker Jake Evans ran in Armia’s place on a line with Eric Staal and Corey Perry throughout coaching on Sunday. Evans has not performed since he suffered a concussion from a aim from Jets striker Mark Scheifele in Recreation 1 of the second spherical on June 2.