Colby Armstrong, a 29-year old right winger who was bought out by the Toronto Maple Leafs, has signed a one-year deal with the Habs. The big 6-2, 195 pounder missed 85 games over two years with the Leafs, and hopefully his health issues, which included a concussion, broken toe, sprained ankle, infected eye, and arm problems, are a thing of the past.
Armstrong, when he’s healthy at least, plays with a bit of an edge, and might be a nice fit alongside Tomas Plekanec. So Rene Bourque, who also plays the right side, just might have seen his last days on the second line and third lines. Hell, he deserves to be demoted. Brian Gionta and Aaron Palushaj are also right wingers.
Armstrong is a Canadian boy from Saskatoon, and is saying he couldn’t be happier, that Montreal was his favourite team growing up, which I love to hear.
In other news –
Brad Staubitz has signed a two-year deal with Anaheim. He had a difficult role in Montreal, playing very few minutes and expected to fight, and I liked what he brought to the team. So it’s all the best to Staubitz in California.