Hamonic (concussion) played in Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Bruins in China, the Associated Press reports. Hamonic missed the final four games of the 2017-18 campaign due to a concussion, but that's clearly no longer an issue. The 28-year-old defender likely won't put up many points this season, but he should average over 20 minutes of ice time per contest, and will remain a key member of the Flames' penalty-killing unit.
Hamonic was dealing with a concussion towards the end of the 2017-18 season, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports. The mysterious upper-body injury that kept Hamonic out of the last four games has finally been revealed, and with Calgary fading from the playoff picture, it was a smart decision to make his health a priority. The good news is the concussion should be fully healed by the time training camp rolls around, and shouldn't keep the 27-year-old sidelined from very many offseason workouts.
Hamonic (upper body) will not partake in Thursday's contest against the Jets, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Hamonic was considered a candidate to return after missing two straight games because of the issue, but it appears he will require at least another couple of days to rest up. He only has one more opportunity to play before the season completes, so his season may be over if he can't make the quick turnaround for Saturday.
Hamonic (upper body) could return to the lineup Thursday in Winnipeg, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Despite skating as an extra defenseman during Wednesday's practice, Hamonic sported a full-contact jersey, according to Kristen Anderson of Postmedia. Calgary will provide clarity of Hamonic's status following Thursday's morning skate, though with a statline that reads one goal and 10 assists over 74 games, Hamonic isn't a reliable fantasy option.
Hamonic (upper body) skated with the team Tuesday in a non-contact jersey, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Hamonic -- who had previously been ruled out against the Coyotes on Tuesday -- would seem to be doubtful for Thursday's matchup with Winnipeg, considering he has yet to be cleared for contact. The Flames have no reason to rush the blueliner back into action and will want to make sure he is 100 percent before putting him back on the ice.
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