According to TSN on Wednesday, the Calgary Flames have decided to keep rookie center Sean Monahan on their roster rather than send him back to the Ontario Hockey League where he would have played a final season with the Ottawa 67's.
Monahan, the Flames' first round draft pick of the 2013 National Hockey League entry draft, could still have been sent to the Ontario Hockey League after playing nine games with the Calgary Flames in the 2013-14 regular season.
However, according to Flames general manager Jay Feaster, Monahan is playing like a veteran rather than a rookie and the Flames believe Monahan's development will improve more with the Flames than playing another year with the 67's.
The bottom line is the Flames' decision is very complex. It will also be interesting to see what the Flames will decide with the World Junior Hockey Championship just around the corner come December in Sweden.
Monahan, who leads the Flames with six goals, will be among Calgary's top six forwards Thursday in Dallas.