Worth a thread on it's own due to the Leafs buying out the contract yesterday, and Armstrong breaking the news himself on Twitter. Surprised to see him signed so early in free agency given his injury issues.I am so happy to have just agreed to a one year deal with Montreal. So pumped. My fav childhood team. Can't wait #dreamcometrue #habs
Colby Armstrong had two seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs he’d just as soon forget. The veteran forward won’t get a chance to make amends in the third one.
The Leafs placed Armstrong on unconditional waivers Saturday with the intention of buying out the final year of his contract.
It was a tough blow for the popular Armstrong, who posted a message on Twitter after being delivered the news: “Thanks to the leaf nation for the support over the last couple seasons. Although I had tough luck thanks for everything.”