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Canadiens Monahan Spotted With Regular Jersey At Skate



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The Montreal Canadiens have not had much luck in the injury department this season.

Their infirmary is bursting at the seams, but there’s been one player, in particular, that has had a difficult road to recovery: Sean Monahan.

Monahan, who played his last game on Dec. 5 against the Seattle Kraken, was originally expected to miss two or three weeks of action while recovering from a lower-body injury.

Weeks quickly became months, an issue that was compounded by the lack of updates from the team.

The lengthy recovery was particularly notable, given the Canadiens are currently weighing their options regarding the 28-year-old centre.

The Mar. 3 deadline is quickly approaching and the team is running out of time to re-assure any potential suitor Monahan will join their team with a clean bill of health.

Looming Return?

The Habs finally received some good news in Monahan’s case on Thursday, as he returned to practice with the team, albeit with a dark blue jersey, indicating he was not yet ready to absorb contact.

Interestingly, Monahan was spotted skating alone on Friday, wearing a regular jersey.

The Canadiens had originally scheduled a day off on Friday, which connotes the use of the regular practice jersey may not necessarily mean Monahan is ready to play, but the mere fact that he opted to skate is an encouraging sign.

Monahan is in the last year of his contract, which carries a $6.375 million annual average value.

The versatile forward was originally acquired by the Canadiens along with a first-round pick for future considerations, a wise move by Kent Hughes, who took advantage of the Flames’ lack of cap space.

He has scored six goals and 11 assists in 25 games this season, while also producing some of the best underlying numbers on the team.

The Canadiens face the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, which is probably too soon to anticipate Monahan’s presence in the lineup, but if he is indeed cleared to take contact, a return to play should occur sooner than later.

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I wonder if he’s not healthy enough to go by the deadline and we can’t trade him, if he’d be willing to sign a 1yr bonus-laden contract, so we can try again at next year’s deadline? It won’t get us a 1st for this year’s draft, but maybe we could next year. It wouldn’t be the worst thing to try.


We could also trade monohan and a 2nd for a 1st and 3rd this year.


Sounds good to me.

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