Monahan underwent wrist, groin, and two hernia surgeries and expects to be at full health in three months time, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Amazingly, Monahan played through each of these injuries for what he estimates to be the final 35 games of the season before being shut down in late March and sitting out the final seven contests of the year. Maybe more amazingly, Monahan played in 34 games during this estimated span, scoring 12 goals and 28 points while playing nearly 19 minutes per contest. Monahan scored career highs in goals, assists, and points despite playing a career low of 74 games in 2017-18. That said, it will be interesting to see how reconstructive wrist surgery affects his game moving forward.
Monahan, who has been ruled out for the season, will soon undergo wrist surgery, through his hip has been troublesome as well, the Calgary Sun reports. Flames GM Brad Treliving confirmed the worst for Monahan's fantasy owners, adding, "Sean has been battling through two injuries over the past month and it has reached a stage where it must be addressed." Hopefully the procedure goes well, as the perennial top-line, power-play extraordinaire seems to have established a floor in the mid-to-low 60s for points in a season.
Monahan (undisclosed) has been shut down for the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports. Monahan has reportedly been playing through two "significant" injures that have required regular injections over the past three weeks, and with the Flames all but eliminated from the playoff race, there's no reason for the 23-year-old pivot to continue to gut it out and risk further injury. One of Monahan's injuries will reportedly require surgery, but the Flames have yet to release any details regarding the specific nature of the 2013 first-round pick's injuries or what his upcoming procedure will entail. It's an unfortunate end to a fantastic season for Monahan in which he set career highs in goals (31), points (64), game-winning goals (11) and shots on goal (202). Monahan will undoubtedly be a player that fantasy owners will want to target in drafts heading into the 2018-19 campaign.
Coach Glen Gulutzan relayed Friday that Monahan is dealing with multiple "significant injuries" and he will meet with the medical staff later in the day to determine his status the rest of the way, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Considering the Flames have dropped from playoff contention, it sounds as though the team is considering sitting its star pivot the rest of the season to start the recovery process. Additional information on his availability should surface following the visit, providing more clarity on his situation moving forward.
Monahan (undisclosed) will play in Wednesday's game against the Oilers, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Monahan's status for Tuesday's game appeared up in the air after he missed Monday's practice session for undisclosed reasons. It appears he will give it a go and will be flanked by Johnny Gaudreau and Micheal Ferland on the top line. He should also assume his usual role on the team's top power-play unit.
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