It's a rough day for members of the Calgary Flames as we have confirmation on two injuries to two players integral to the team's success.
First, the big one, according to a report from Sportsnet's Roger Millions, star forward Sean Monahan has suffered some kind of back injury, with Millions labeling it a "strain" and it's unclear how much time he will be expected to miss. Millions added that Monahan is "hopeful" he will be able to play in the final 3-4 exhibition games prior to the season but that is far from being an official medical report. Obviously back injuries are always a major concern and hopefully this isn't one of those nagging back injuries that so often haunt players.
We also have a report from the Flames organization themselves who announced today through social media that forward Mikael Backlund had also been injured, officially confirmed that he has in fact suffered a concussion. It's unclear what Backlund's status is at this time either, with general manager Brad Treliving simply stating he is hopeful Backlund can resume skating "soon."
We will keep you posted as more information is revealed regarding both of these injuries.