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Colby Armstrong | Winger

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/23/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
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Veteran right winger Colby Armstrong has taken his talents to Sweden.
After eight seasons bouncing around the NHL, Armstrong has signed with the Swedish Hockey League's Vaxjo Lakers starting this fall, the former Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens forward announced Saturday via Twitter. Having been bought out by the Leafs last summer, and with no suitors as a free agent this off-season, the 30-year-old winger is going to try his luck in Europe. Armstrong was drafted 21st overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins at the 2001 NHL draft. He played for four NHL clubs -- the Penguins, Atlanta Thrashers, Leafs and Canadiens -- over a 476-game career, tallying a total of 209 points. Sat, Jul 27, 2013 04:11:00 PM
Source: Toronto Sun

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Colby Armstrong will become an unrestricted free agent.

"I've informed Colby Armstrong that we won't bring him back next season," Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin. Armstrong had two goals and five points in 37 games last season.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 04:20:00 PM

Colby Armstrong doesn't know if he'll be back with the Canadiens, but he enjoyed his time in Montreal during the lockout-shortened season.

"I loved Montreal. There's a great group of guys here," he said. "My family and I loved this city. Being a part of this team was an incredible experience." He is eligible for unrestricted free agency next month if he doesn't re-sign with Montreal. Armstrong is always well-liked by his teammates, but he shouldn't be counted on in any fantasy format.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 07:04:00 AM

Max Pacioretty told the Montreal Gazette's Dave Stubbs that he wants the Habs to retain Colby Armstrong, calling him a "hero" for his leadership and presence this season.

Though he has displayed some decent scoring ability in his career, Armstrong has turned into a into a bottom-six role player whose contributions aren't often seen in the score sheet; he had only two goals and three assists this season. He was bought out by the Leafs prior to this season with a $3 million deal and inked a $1 million contract with the Habs.
Sat, May 11, 2013 07:37:00 PM

Colby Armstrong (knee) will be back in the lineup Tuesday night.

Armstrong hasn't played since April 1 but declared himself fit to return after practice Monday. Travis Moen will be a healthy scratch Tuesday night to make room for Armstrong. Armstrong has two goals and five points in 35 games this season.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 12:40:00 PM

Colby Armstrong (knee) has declared himself fit to play.

He skated on the fourth line, with Jeff Halpern and Brandon Prust, during Monday's practice and said he felt good in the team's battle drills. "I'm good to go, he said. "Hopefully I'm in." It appears to be probable that he'll suit up against New Jersey on Tuesday night, but he doesn't have any fantasy value.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 07:59:00 AM

Colby Armstrong is listed as probable for Saturday night's game against the Capitals.

He has been nursing a knee injury that has sidelined him for nine games. Armstrong is a very effective NHL player but not much of a fantasy one. We suspect his pending return to action is not big news in your hockey pool.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 11:28:00 AM

Colby Armstrong (lower body) is listed as a game-time decision for Thursday's clash with the Lightning.

He hasn't played since the beginning of the month because of a lower-body injury. In 35 games this season, Armstrong has two goals and five points.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 06:16:00 PM

Montreal Canadiens place Colby Armstrong (lower body) on injured reserve.

Armstrong was injured during Monday's game against Carolina, meaning he'll be eligible to return April 9 against the Capitals.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 06:07:00 PM

Colby Armstrong (lower body) won't travel with the Montreal Canadiens to Philadelphia for Wednesday's game.

Armstrong left Monday's game after colliding with Carolina's Patrick Dwyer during the third period. The Canadiens are back home for Thursday's game against Winnipeg and we should know more then. Ryan White is traveling with the Habs for Wednesday's game against the Flyers.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 02:58:00 PM

Colby Armstrong left Monday's contest following a collision with Carolina's Patrick Dwyer early in the third period.

He appeared to suffer a right knee injury on the play, but we'll wait to see what the team says about the ailment.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 08:34:00 AM

Colby Armstrong potted his first goal of the season Saturday night in his 28th game with the Montreal Canadiens.

He was relieved to finally get the monkey off his back. Armstrong has three points and 29 hits in 28 contests, while playing on the team's fourth line. He doesn't have any fantasy value.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 07:46:00 AM

Colby Armstrong returned to action on Monday February 18.

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 02:00:00 AM

Colby Armstrong took a puck to face and left Saturday's contest against the Flyers for treatment.

Armstrong is the only player, who has played regularly with the Montreal Canadiens this year, to not record a point yet. Active or inactive, he obviously doesn't have any fantasy value.
Source: La Presse
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 10:43:00 AM

Colby Armstrong is the only player, who has played regularly with the Montreal Canadiens this year, to not record a point yet.

He has five shots, 12 hits and four penalty minutes in nine games. Armstrong has been averaging 10:42 of ice time per contest and he doesn't have any fantasy value. The only other Montreal player who doesn't have a point this campaign is Yannick Weber and he's dressed in just one match.
Thu, Feb 7, 2013 08:15:00 AM

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4Travis Moen
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