Carl Hagelin Has Surgery On Hip


The Washington Capitals announced on Tuesday that forward Carl Hagelin has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left hip. He will be out indefinitely.

“It’s been an issue that’s lingered, that he’s played with and has gotten worse as the time has gone on and it’s at a bad point right now,” Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said Sept. 22.

Hagelin is also recovering from an eye injury he suffered at the end of a practice on March 1 when he was caught with an inadvertent stick. The Capitals announced on March 6 that he underwent successful surgery to his left eye.

Hagelin recounted the injury on May 15, saying he took a stick blade directly to his left eye that ruptured the choroid in the back of the eye. He said he’s had two surgeries, the last being in April.

“I think it’s still improving, so it’s inconclusive at this point where he’s at,” MacLellan said Sept. 22 of Hagelin’s vision. “He’ll have some time here because of [his hip] to heal and see where it goes.”

The Capitals announced on Monday that Hagelin was added to the official injured reserve list.

Hagelin, 34, recorded three goals and 11 assists in 53 games played in the 2021-22 season.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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4 Responses to Carl Hagelin Has Surgery On Hip

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hope recovers fast…
    where does this leave the cap?

  2. steven says:

    This surgery officially ends his time with the Caps. Sad to end this way but now the team can move on to the future just wish the same could be said with Backy, who seems to hang around. Have not heard of anyone coming back from his type of surgery and playing well. Maybe its time to face reality and for both the player and team to move on. Hope both have good recoveries and enjoy life after hockey!

  3. Lance says:

    Get well soon, Hags!

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