Picture of Joel Armia in a Montreal Canadiens jersey. Will the Habs be able to trade Armia?
The Montreal Canadiens are looking to trade Joel Armia to free up cap space. They will have to add in a sweetener to facilitate a trade.

In the latest NHL trade rumors for the Habs, NHL insider Dave Pagnotta of The Fourth Period revealed that the Montreal Canadiens have recalled forward Joel Armia from the AHL. This move has sparked renewed trade speculation about the Canadiens’ efforts to move Armia, a player they actively tried to trade during the offseason without success.

Armia’s return to the Canadiens’ roster comes as part of a broader strategy by Montreal to shed valuable cap space. With another year left on his contract, which carries an annual average value of $3.4 million, Armia represents a financial commitment that the Canadiens are looking to move out.

The Montreal Canadiens will have to add in a sweetener to trade Joel Armia

Pagnotta’s online piece highlights the increasing trade talks swirling around Armia, as Montreal seeks to find a suitable deal for the forward. The Canadiens are actively exploring options to optimize their roster and get some financial flexibility.

The Habs will likely have to add in a prospect or draft pick for a team to take on Armia’s cap hit.

What are Habs fans saying about a Joel Armia trade?

The only trade I see that makes sense is Armia for Anthony Mantha.

Habs are stuck with him. No one will take his contract and no team has the cap space to take on a $3.4 million cap hit.

If Kent Hughes can trade Mike Hoffman, than anything is possible.

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