Friday continues the parade of significant players asking out of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
The Calgary Flames explain that Monahan is missing the tournament because of a “back strain,” which doesn’t sound too significant. Here’s the statement from GM Brad Treliving:
Monahan said it simply enough: “It’s disappointing, but at the same time my commitment is to the Flames.”
Again, people aren’t shy about throwing out some one-liners: