NHL Injury Updates: Flamse, Avs, Stars, Red Wings, Canadiens, Devils, Sharks, Blues and Jets
- Kristen Anderson: Flames GM Brad Treliving said he didn’t know how long Monahan’s hip has been bothering him: “He went to work with a smile on his face. Doesn’t bitch. Doesn’t whine. It’s, ‘What can I do to help the team?’ That’s what Sean Monahan is all about.”
Ansar Khan: Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said that forward Dylan Larkin and defenseman Filip Hronek are both dealing with minor injuries and it’s not known for sure if they are able to play today.
Curtis Pashelka of The Mercury News: The Sharks are deciding on whether to shut forward Kevin Labanc down for the season or not. His shoulder after surgery appears to be healing well but they are wondering about giving him more time to heal. Coach Bob Boughner:
“I think (out of an abundance of caution), I think there’s a chance they want to look at the risk/reward, see how many games are left in the season and is it worth it or not,” Boughner said of a Labanc return.
“The more time he has, obviously, the better the rehab process going to be, so it might come to a point in time where we might shut him down for the season. But he feels good. Every day he comes, he’s stronger and (the shoulder is in) a really good spot, but it’s just a matter of risk/reward at this point.”
Labanc has been out since December 11th and had recently started taking contact at practice.