TL;DR news on Joel Armia at December 19, 2022

Armia tested positive for the virus back in March and even though it appears to have been a false positive, his return to the protocol, albeit brief, still raised some eyebrows. General manager Marc Bergevin made the announcement after Armia was not at practice in Montreal before the Canadiens traveled to play the Lightning. Armia spent 19 days in the protocol spanning March and April after contracting the British variant. GM Marc Bergevin confirmed the buzz that was going around since there was no report of an injury, that Armia was, in fact, in COVID Protocol.