Brampton NHL star Sean Monahan undergoes season-ending surgery

Published April 3, 2023 at 3:06 pm

Montreal Canadiens' Sean Monahan (91) scores against Buffalo Sabres goaltender Craig Anderson during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Tuesday, November 22, 2022. The Montreal Canadiens announced Monday veteran centre Sean Monahan underwent season-ending groin surgery.  CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Brampton hockey star and Montreal Canadiens centre Sean Monahan’s season has come to an early end.

The Montreal Canadiens announced on Monday (April 3) that Monahan has undergone season-ending groin surgery.

The 28-year-old veteran centre and pending unrestricted free agent had six goals and 11 assists in 25 games with the Canadiens this season after Montreal acquired him from the Calgary Flames last off-season.

Monahan hasn’t played since Dec. 5 and joins a long list of Canadiens whose seasons have ended early, including Cole Caufield, Josh Anderson, David Savard and Kaiden Guhle.

Monahan was born in Brampton and started his NHL career with Calgary Flames in 2013 after three seasons with the Ottawa 67’s. Just last summer the City honoured the Brampton native by rechristening Glenforest Park as Sean Monahan Park.

The Canadiens also announced forward Alex Belzile will miss the remainder of the season with a fractured leg.

Montreal, which sits 28th in the league standings with a 30-41-6 record, has five games left in the season.

With files from The Canadian Press

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