Monahan left Monday's practice early due to an illness, Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald reports. Monahan's issue doesn't seem to be anything overly serious, but it did cause him to leave practice early. His status for Tuesday's game could be a bit in doubt, but more should become available on his status at some point Tuesday.
Monahan scored two goals, including the game-winner, against Washington on Friday. This gives Monahan six goals in 18 games, which, given how impressive he was last year, is just a continuation of that success. However, Calgary's slow start has stuck him with a minus-6 plus/minus so far. Last year he was fine in that category, but his rookie season he was a minus-20, so it feels like things could go either way right now.
Monahan netted his fourth goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Panthers. Monahan started the season a littel slow but is on a roll as of late, with four points in his last four games. His minus-7 is certainly something to frown upon, but the 21-year-old is well on his way to another fine fantasy season.
Monahan scored his third goal of the season, dished out an assist and had a team-high five shots on goal in Saturday's win over the Penguins. That's 10 points in 15 games for Monahan, who hasn't missed a beat since breaking out for 62 points in 2014-15. Skating on the top line with the red-hot Johnny Gaudreau, there is no reason Monahan can't keep producing at this rate. The talented 21-year-old has been held off the scoresheet just three times in his last 10 games and is well on his way to another productive season.
With an assist on Calgary's lone goal in Sunday's loss to the Rangers, Monahan is on a modest three-game point streak. He's got just a single point in each game and has yet to register a multi-point effort, so Monahan's off to a bit of a quiet start. That's especially the case when you consider that he has only 10 shots on goal in eight games -- a drastically slower pace than what he enjoyed last season -- and hasn't yet gained a point on the power play. A minus-5 rating, thanks in no small part to Calgary's porous netminding, rounds out what's been an unimpressive fantasy line. But hey, he's still playing on the top trio with Johnny Gaudreau and (usually) Jiri Hudler, expect points to flow in steadily as the season goes on.
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