Gaudreau was added to the 2018 IIHF World Championship roster, per USA Hockey. Johnny Hockey hasn't played in an international tournament since reaching All-Star status at the World Junior Championship in 2013. Gaudreau reached new heights this season by securing 24 goals and a career-high 60 assists to go with 24 power-play points through 80 games. As such, he'll be one of the top wingers to fly off fantasy draft boards in the fall.
Gaudreau posted a goal and an assist in Saturday's season finale against the Golden Knights. After failing to record a point in five straight outings, Gaudreau ended the season on a high note. This campaign started with aspirations of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and if the Flames were going to make it, Gaudreau would be leading them. The 24-year-old winger did the best he could, racking up 24 goals and a career-high 84 points -- 24 on the power play.
Gaudreau (personal) was on the ice for morning skate Saturday, as he prepares for a home contest against the Oilers, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports. According to Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan, the prolific scoring winger was in his usual place on the top line which naturally comes with a spot on the No. 1 power play. Gaudreau has already established career highs in assists (59) and points (82) over 76 games to solidify his status as an elite forward.
Coach Glen Gulutzan doesn't expect Gaudreau (personal) to play Saturday against Edmonton, but he also won't rule it out completely, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. It sounds like Gaudreau will likely miss a third consecutive game due to a personal matter Saturday, but the Flames should provide confirmation on his status following morning skate. Calgary has already been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, so there's no reason for the team to rush Gaudreau back into action.
Gaudreau (personal) will not rejoin the team ahead of Monday's clash with Los Angeles. Gaudreau will be away from the team indefinitely after his father suffered a cardiac event. With just six games remaining on the year, the 24-year-old may not suit up again until next season.
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