Carl Hagelin Has Undergone Hip Resurfacing Surgery, Will Be Out Indefinitely

The Washington Capitals announced on Thursday that forward Carl Hagelin has undergone hip resurfacing surgery, and will be out indefinitely. The surgery was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.

The surgery is the second known procedure Hagelin has had on his left hip in the last four months. The Capitals announced on October 11 that the 34-year-old had undergone an arthroscopic surgical procedure to address his chronic left hip.

“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.

The type of surgery is classified as the same type of surgery that Capitals center and fellow countryman Nicklas Backstrom had on his left hip last summer.

Hagelin is also recovering from an eye injury he suffered at the end of a practice on March 1, 2022, when he was caught with an inadvertent stick. The Capitals announced on March 6 that he underwent successful surgery to his left eye.

In 713 career games with the Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, and New York Rangers, the Sodertalje, Sweden native has 110 goals and 186 assists.

Hagelin has recorded 20 goals and 46 assists in 187 games played over four seasons with the Capitals.

A two time Stanley Cup winner with the Penguins in 2016 and 2017, Hagelin was selected 168th overall by the Rangers in the 2007 NHL Draft.

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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2 Responses to Carl Hagelin Has Undergone Hip Resurfacing Surgery, Will Be Out Indefinitely

  1. Anonymous says:

    I think Hagelin never playing again has been a foregone conclusion. I wonder if it’s better to get all maintenance surgeries before a player retires?

  2. KimRB says:

    His contract expires after this season, so we’re done with him. Best of luck with your new career, Carl, whatever it is.

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