NHL

Gaudreau leaves Flames to be with ailing father

​The Calgary Flames say star forward Johhny Gaudreau will miss Monday night’s game in Los Angeles after returning home to New Jersey to be with his ailing father.

Guy Gaudreau suffered what team termed a 'cardiac event' on Sunday

Star left-winger Johnny Gaudreau will not be in the Flames' lineup in Los Angeles on Monday night. He has flown home to New Jersey to be with his father Guy, who had a cardiac event on Sunday. (Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images)

​The Calgary Flames say star forward Johhny Gaudreau will miss Monday night's game in Los Angeles after returning home to New Jersey to be with his ailing father.

The NHL team said in a release that Guy Gaudreau suffered a cardiac event on Sunday and is undergoing medical procedures.

Gaudreau, 24, will remain with his family until further notice.

He leads the Flames in scoring this season with 82 points on 23 goals and 59 assists in 76 games.

Calgary (35-31-10) is fifth in the Pacific Division with 80 points, nine behind St. Louis and Los Angeles. The Blues occupy the second wild-card playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

now