Colby Armstrong’s time as a Canadien is up.
On Saturday, Montreal GM Marc Bergevin confirmed the 30-year-old forward would not be back with the club next season after playing 2013 on a one-year, $1 million deal.
After two largely forgettable seasons in Toronto, Armstrong signed with the Habs last summer in the hopes of reviving his career. The former 22-goal scorer did have an impact, playing 37 games (2G-3A-5PTS) while averaging over 11 minutes per night, but felt as though he could’ve shown more.
“It’s unfortunate that I hurt my knee at the end of the year,” he told the team website. “I was able to come back a little bit early to try and salvage a small part of the shortened season.
“I had some highs and lows, but I believe that I still managed to do a good job fulfilling my role.”
A gritty winger that scored 16, 12, 13, 22 and 15 goals in his first five seasons in the league, Armstrong has just 11 goals over his last three seasons.