Monahan is undecided about representing Canada at the World Championship in Slovakia, Kristen Anderson of The Calgary Sun reports. Monahan said he had no injuries at the end of the regular season or during the Flames' short playoff run, but general manager Brad Treliving said he was playing through a crack in his thumb, Kristen Anderson of The Calgary Sun reports. Monahan has played at the Worlds once before, registering two assists in seven contests in 2014. After posting 34 goals and 82 points in the regular season, he would be a major addition to Team Canada should he accept the invitation.
Monahan had an assist and three shots in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Avalanche in Game 3. Monahan has two points and eight shots in three games in the series. His top line with Johnny Gaudreau and Elias Lindholm has not performed at the same level as they did in the regular season, a major factor contributing to the Flames being behind 2-1 in the series.
Monahan scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Avalanche in Game 2 of their first-round series. Monahan has five shots in two postseason appearances so far to go with the tally, after registering 82 points over 78 games in the regular season in a career year. Monahan may have more difficulty getting favorable matchups in Games 3 and 4 as the Flames will not have the last change in Denver.
Monahan (illness) was among the line rushes at practice Tuesday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Monahan was withheld from the regular-season finale due to an illness, but it appears he will be back in the fold for the start of the postseason. The star pivot closed out the year strong with six points in his final three games and will look to build on that Thursday when the Avs visit Calgary for Game 1.
Monahan (illness) will sit out of Tuesday's game versus the Oilers, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Monahan sat out of the Flames' last game for rest purposes, but now he's dealing with a sickness. This game has no bearing on the Flames' position in the playoffs. Monahan has plenty of time to shake this illness and be ready for Game 1 of the playoffs against either the Avalanche or the Stars.
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