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Andrew Mangiapane Expected to be Ready for Flames Training Camp after Successful Shoulder Surgery



Calgary Flames Andrew Mangiapane

So it was his shoulder perhaps?

Surgery on one of his shoulders might explain why Andrew Mangiapane’s goal production slipped by more than half this season. It isn’t expected to keep the forward out of the Calgary Flames lineup come September, however.

The NHL team announced Tuesday the forward has had successful surgery and should be ready to report for duty come next season.

Mangiapane, 27, was spotted Tuesday with his left shoulder in a sling.

The 27-year-old, who signed a three-year contract last summer worth $5.8-million per after a 35-goal campaign, saw a drop in production in 2022-23, scoring 17 times in a disappointing for the Flames, who missed the playoffs a year after finishing first in the Pacific Division.

The winger enjoyed his breakout, 35-goal performance while playing on one of the league’s best possession lines with Mikael Backlund and Blake Coleman.

Mangiapane will also miss this year’s world hockey championship. The last time he skated for Canada at the annual affair, he won gold, was named MVP, and scored the most memorable goal of the tournament: the overtime winner — assisted by current teammate Troy Stecher, too — in Canada’s quarterfinal match against Russia.