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via Colby Armstrong tweet,
I am so happy to have just agreed to a one year deal with Montreal. So pumped. My fav childhood team. Can’t wait
The Toronto Maple Leafs have parted ways with forward Colby Armstrong.
The team decided to buy out the final year of his contract, worth $3 million. He will be placed on unconditional waivers at noon et today.
The buyout will count for $1 million towards the team’s salary cap over the next two seasons. The move frees up an additional $2 million for the team heading into free agency July 1, giving them $14.8 million in available cap space.
from the CP at The Hockey News,
There was no quiet room for Colby Armstrong. No imPACT test, either.
The Toronto Maple Leafs didn’t have a chance to follow any of the guidelines set out in the NHL’s concussion protocol because they were unaware the forward was even experiencing symptoms until almost 48 hours after the collision that caused them.
Armstrong was injured during Saturday night’s game against Vancouver but didn’t let the team’s medical staff know he was feeling nauseous until Monday afternoon.
“It took us all by complete shock because we had no idea that he had his bell rung the other night,” Leafs coach Ron Wilson said after Monday’s 3-2 shootout loss to Los Angeles. “He kind of kept that from us.”
via Toronto Maple Leafs tweet,
The Leafs Colby Armstrong will undergo surgery on his finger and will miss four to six weeks
For the Atlanta Thrashers, a team with just one playoff appearance in ten National Hockey League seasons (and not a single post-season victory to their credit), the time for a fresh start was clearly at hand.
By first turning a negative into a positive in moving on from superstar sniper Ilya Kovalchuk late last season and then raiding the cabinet of the cap-crunched Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, Atlanta begins their new era, under both a new general manager and head coach in Rick Dudley and Craig Ramsay, with a wealth of promising youth and several veterans with recent championship experience.
They may no longer boast an individual showstopper but that formula wasn’t producing a consistent winner in Blueland anyway (and that alone rarely does as much anywhere). The post-Kovalchuk Thrashers appear to be headed for greener pastures, though there will be that little issue of replacing his 45+ goals, of course.
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via TSN TV, Armstrong signs for $9M for 3 years.
via a Chris Vivlamore tweet,
NHL suspends Thrashers’ Colby Armstrong for two games for hit on Capitals’ Mathieu Perreault.
If you missed the hit, watch it here.
TORONTO (April 2, 2010) – Atlanta Thrashers forward Colby Armstrong has been suspended for two games, without pay, for using his elbow to deliver a blow to the head of Washington Capitals forward Mathieu Perreault in NHL game #1152 last night.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Armstrong will forfeit $24,870.47. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Armstrong was assessed no penalty for the hit, which occurred 12:40 into the second period. Perreault was injured on the play but returned later in the game.
from Tim Sassone of Between The Circles,
For the second time this season the Blackhawks watched one of their best players knocked out of a game by shot to the head.
Atlanta’s Colby Armstrong laid out Marian Hossa early in the third period of Saturday’s game at the United Center, sending the Hawks winger to the dressing room for the rest of the night.
Was it a clean hit or not? Armstrong led with his shoulder, which is fine, but he caught Hossa on the chin.
The point here isn’t clean or dirty, however, it’s how much longer Hawks general manager Stan Bowman is going to let his best players be targets?
Maybe this isn’t a problem that can be solved this season with the March 3 trade deadline so close, but next year the Hawks darn well better have someone tough enough and nasty enough to show other teams they better not be going after Hossa, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith.