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The Canadians have reportedly acquired 27-year-old striker Sean Monahan from the Calgary Flames.

Posted at 1:24 pm
Updated at 1:38 pm.

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Catherine Harvey Benard

This was reported by journalist Elliot Friedman and various sources. Details of the exchange, however, remain unknown.

The Calgary Flames, who are said to have just signed a seven-year deal with striker Nazim Qadri, needed to make some space to stay below the salary cap. Monahan will enter the final year of his seven-year contract at $6.3 million a year this season.

Center spent his nine seasons in the National League with the Flames, his first-round pick, sixth overall, in 2013. After an 82-point season in 2018-19, he’s slowed down due to wrist and hip injuries in recent years. His offensive output has been greatly reduced. Last season, he scored 8 goals and 15 assists for 23 points in 65 matches.

Monahan missed the end of last season because he had to have surgery on his right hip.

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