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Flames won't loan Sean Monahan to Team Canada

Flames rookie Sean Monahan (right) won't be loaned to Team Canada for the upcoming world juniors....

Flames rookie Sean Monahan (right) won't be loaned to Team Canada for the upcoming world juniors. (QMI Agency/Files)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:04 PM ET

CALGARY - A case could be made Sean Monahan is the Calgary Flames best centre.

The team's 19-year-old first-round pick of this year's draft is second on the team in goals with nine.

He's second on the team with 15 points.

His value to the Flames is extremely high when he's healthy, and fans are excited to see him in action during the early days of their rebuild, while losses mount.

Still, the Flames should have sent their prized prospect to Team Canada for the world junior tournament, provided he's healthy enough.

Instead, the Flames have opted to keep Monahan in Calgary.


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