Canadiens Armia on the COVID list
Armia was put on the NHL protocol list back on March 22nd.
He didn’t travel with the team to Tampa Bay yesterday. The Canadiens will provide more details this morning.
Eric Engels: “There are a few reasons Joel Armia could’ve been placed in protocol–a symptom, a positive test, a close contact. All we know is that he’s on the list and that he won’t be on the team flight. We’ll have to wait for an update, but it’s too soon to say what his status is for GM 1.”
Martinez was playing with a broken foot
“I was getting wheeled around a lot. Our medical staff is awesome here.”
- Jesse Granger: “Want to emphasize how ridiculous this is. Alec Martinez played the entire playoffs with a broken foot, and he led the entire NHL in blocks. Martinez blocked 72 shots, 20 more than the next-closest player in the NHL, all with a broken foot.”
Klefbom likely won’t be ready for the start of next season
Klefbom being ready for the start of the season seems low though. Being able to continue playing in the NHL without doing any more damage also appears to be low.
Islanders mums on injury
Arthur Staple: New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz expects all his coaching staff to be back. It is possible that one of his assistants leaves for a promotion.