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Sean Monahan of Flames to have wrist surgery

Calgary center says procedure should be minor, expects to start offseason training soon @NHLdotcom

Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan will have wrist surgery in the next few days, he said Friday.

"I think it's pretty minimal surgery," he said. "It's going to be quick here. I'm going to get it done and I'll be ready to train here soon."

Monahan led the Flames with five points (four goals, one assist) in four games against the Anaheim Ducks during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Flames' season ended when they lost 3-1 in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round on Wednesday.

He did not specify when the injury occurred.

"It's been a while," he said. "It's been off and on. Just kind of battle through it. I think this summer is the right time to do the surgery and I'm looking forward to it not bothering me anymore."

The injury will prevent Monahan from playing for Canada at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. The tournament will be held May 5-21 in Paris, France and Cologne, Germany.

"[Hockey Canada] did ask me and unfortunately, I would love to go, but I've got to do some work on my wrist," he said. "I'm going to get surgery here in the next couple days and get some kinks out of there and be ready to go."

Monahan, 22, led the Flames with 27 goals and was second with 58 points in 82 regular-season games.

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