Noah Hanifin will undergo season ending shoulder surgery after suffering an injury on Saturday against Montreal Canadiens.
Hanifin spent a majority of the season with veteran defenseman Chris Tanev. The pair were one of the top pairs in the league, not allowing an even strength goal for over 120 minutes.
Losing the 24 year old comes as a huge blow as the Flames push for the playoffs. The Flames are currently in 5th place and 4 points behind the Canadiens. With 9 games left, Calgary still has a bit of time to catch a last minute ride to the playoffs.
Since Darryl Sutter took over, Hanifin stepped up in every way possible.
With captain Mark Giordano on his final year of the contract, Hanifin may have big skates to fill when he comes back. One can only hope Hanifin will return and have a repeat of the 2020-21 season.
Hanifin finishes the season with 15 points,4 goals and 11 assists. He has 3 years remaining on his contract.