Significant injuries force Calgary Flames Sean Monahan to hang up his jersey prematurely

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Calgary Flames GM Brad Trevliving confirmed on Friday that Calgary Flames center, Sean Monahan is officially out for the rest of the NHL 2018-2019 season.

“He was willing to do whatever it takes to keep going so it certainly effected him. We knew that but we needed him here to try and push here in this last month. But it’s had an effect on him. I think even psychological too.”

Monahan has suffered back to back injuries in the last two months but the team hasn’t disclosed many details regarding the injuries.

Calgary Flames Head coach Glen Gulutzan said it was time for Monahan to focus on his recovery now that the Flames are no longer in a position to make it into post-season.

According to Gulutzan, Monahan was receiving injections in two different places for the last three weeks in order to get through his games.

Gulutzan explained why the team put off making the decision to shut down Monahan’s season until now.

“He was willing to do whatever it takes to keep going so it certainly effected him. We knew that but we needed him here to try and push here in this last month. But it’s had an effect on him. I think even psychological too. At the end of the day, we gotta do what’s best for our players.”

Monahan will undergo wrist surgery later this week.

Monahan ended the 2018-19 season with 31 goals, 33 assists, and a career best with 64 points in 74 games.

 

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