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Report: Avalanche a ‘Team to Monitor’ For Sean Monahan



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The Colorado Avalanche made one trade yesterday, but don’t expect that to be the last one they make before the trade deadline.

On Thursday evening, TSN’s Pierre Lebrun stated the Avalanche are a “team to monitor when it comes to Sean Monahan”.

This is not the first time Monahan‘s name has come up in regards to the Avalanche, and it probably won’t be the last. The 28 year old center was traded to Montreal over the summer in a cap dump move by Calgary, but has had success with the Canadiens…when healthy.

That’s the issue with Monahan, as he’s been injured a lot of the year and has only played 25 games. He has produced 17 points in that timeframe. He currently has a cap hit of $6.375 million and will become an unrestricted free agent after the season.

The other interesting tidbit from Lebrun’s report is that the Avalanche “hope” to have Captain Gabriel Landeskog back by early March. Landeskog has not been with the team of late, as he’s been out of state rehabbing. The team is hoping he’ll get back to skating after the All-Star break.

Landeskog’s expected return means the Avalanche cannot use LTIR too that they have more cap space to work with at the trade deadline. Landeskog has not suited up for a game this season.

Lebrun notes that while the Avalanche will keep tabs on bigger names like Ryan O’Reilly and Bo Horvat, they don’t have a ton of assets to throw around, so Monahan “makes sense” for them.

Sean Monahan is a name we’ll be digging into over the break as a potential trade target, so look for more on him in the coming weeks.

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