It's confirmed for Joel Armia and Kent Hughes' intentions

Published October 23, 2023 at 4:41 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
The Canadiens recalled Joel Armia from Laval a few days ago, but the Finnish forward is currently the 13th forward on the depth chart. Other players might have also deserved a call-up, but this move makes logical sense.

There seems to be something more to this recall, and according to David Pagnotta, Kent Hughes is currently in discussions with other teams to trade him.

"The #GoHabsGo have recalled Joel Armia from the AHL. They tried trading him in the off-season, and word is they re-engaged in trade talks this week. We'll see if any traction is gained. He's got another year left on his deal at a $3.4M cap hit."

- David Pagnotta



This confirms that Armia could be on the move and even suggests that Kent Hughes attempted to part ways with him earlier this summer. With his demotion to Laval at the beginning of the season, the message was already quite clear: he doesn't fit into the team's plans, not even in the short term.

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