The Washington Capitals announced that Carl Hagelin underwent hip resurfacing surgery on Monday.
The surgery was focused on Carl’s left hip and was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. Hagelin, 34, remains out indefinitely.
The Caps say “he will begin his rehabilitation and lengthy recovery process immediately.” Hagelin’s season appears officially over.
#Caps Carl Hagelin underwent left hip resurfacing surgery on Monday. The surgery was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. Hagelin will begin his rehabilitation and lengthy recovery process immediately. Hagelin is expected to be out indefinitely.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) February 16, 2023
The surgery appears to be the same procedure that Nicklas Backstrom underwent over the offseason. The Capitals’ center returned to playing form a little over six months later.
“Nothing is impossible,” Backstrom recently said of athletes facing the same surgery. “If you want something, you go out there and get it. Hopefully I can inspire other people coming back to sports.”
Hagelin has not played in a game since February 28, 2022. Hagelin was high-sticked in the eye during a practice the next day. The errant stick blade ruptured the choroid in the back of his left eye.
The Swedish forward is an unrestricted free agent after this season.
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