Canadiens’ Joel Armia Cleared to Travel, May Play in Game 1 | Sports News

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Montreal Canadiens forward Joel Armia has been cleared from COVID-19 protocol and could play against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night.

Acting coach Luke Richardson said Armia was taking a private plane to Tampa and was considered a game-time decision. The Finnish forward missed practice Sunday after going into protocol.

“Joel is on his way down here right now,” Richardson said following the team’s morning skate at Amalie Arena. “He got clearance. Excited to have him join us, but we will