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Top Carl Hagelin News

  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Skating before practice

    Hagelin (hip/eye) took a twirl on the ice Wednesday prior to practice but won't be back in the lineup soon. Coach Peter Laviolette told reporters, "How good is that to see. He's out there just testing, just seeing where he's at. ... Just wanted to get a feel. He's still in the distant future," Tom Gulitti of reports.

    Hagelin was last on the ice for the Capitals Feb. 28 versus Toronto and is coming up on a year without getting into a professional contest. At this point, Hagelin remains without a clear recovery timeline and should probably still be considered out indefinitely moving forward.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Moves to LTIR

    Hagelin (hip) was placed on the long-term injured list Wednesday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Hagelin was already considered out indefinitely, but being formally placed on LTIR offers the Capitals additional flexibility in addressing their mounting injury woes. No timeline has been offered for the 34-year-old's recovery.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Ruled out indefinitely

    Hagelin underwent hip surgery Monday and will be sidelined indefinitely.

    It's the latest blow for Hagelin who was already working his way back from a serious eye injury that cost him the last three months of the previous campaign. Even if Hagelin were fit enough to play, he would likely be hard-pressed to push for a top-six role. Depending on when Hagelin is given the all-clear, he should be capable of producing 20-30 points if he can suit up in more than half the games this year.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Going on injured non-roster list

    Hagelin (lower body) will begin the season on the injured non-roster list, Tom Gulitti of reports.

    Hagelin dealt with a lower-body injury during training camp after returning from an eye issue that sidelined him for the final 27 games of the 2021-22 season. He also missed all six of Washington's playoff contests. Hagelin will be unavailable again for the start of the year.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Dealing with new injury

    Hagelin (eye) missed Thursday's skate test with an undisclosed injury, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Hagelin's injury is unrelated to the eye injury that has kept him sidelined since March. The 34-year-old Swede was cleared to resume contact earlier in September after undergoing multiple eye surgeries. Further updates on Hagelin's availability are expected prior to Washington's first preseason action on Sunday against the Sabres.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Cleared for contact

    Per Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic, Hagelin (eye) wore a normal jersey while skating with his injured teammates Thursday, indicating he's been cleared for contact.

    Hagelin missed the final 27 regular-season games and the entirety of the Capitals' first-round playoff loss to the Panthers last campaign after undergoing multiple eye surgeries in March, but the fact that he's been evidently been cleared for contact suggests he may be trending toward being ready for training camp. Before undergoing his season-ending surgery, the 34-year-old winger picked up three goals and 14 points while averaging 14:14 of ice time through 53 contests.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Resumes skating Wednesday

    Hagelin (eye) was on the ice with the Capitals' strength and conditioning coach during Wednesday's optional skate, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

    Hagelin was in a full face shield and not wearing any pads while he did some light skating drills with the training staff. The 33-year-old is unlikely to play again this season, but his presence on the ice is an indicator that he is progressing after undergoing two eye procedures to address a freak injury sustained during practice in early March.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Facing second surgery

    Hagelin is expected to undergo a second surgery to address his eye injury, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    At this point, Hagelin should be considered questionable at best to return this season. If he does get back into the lineup, the winger will look to get back over the 20-point threshold after missing that mark last season and figures to take on a bottom-six spot in the lineup.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Gets eye surgery

    Washington announced Sunday that Hagelin is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his left eye earlier in the week.

    Hagelin is scheduled to have additional follow-up examinations in the weeks to come before the Capitals determine a more precise timeline for his return. Before suffering the injury, Hagelin had provided three goals and 11 assists through 53 games.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Placed on IR

    Hagelin (eye) designated for long-term injured reserve Thursday, per Tom Gulitti of

    Hagelin has averaged 14:34 of ice time and registered seven points over the last 10 games. The 33-year-old underwent eye surgery Tuesday and currently does not have a clear timeline for recovery established. He will miss most, if not all, of March due to his LTIR status.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Undergoes eye surgery

    Hagelin had surgery on his injured eye Tuesday and will be seeing another doctor to determine the next steps, according to general manager Brian MacLellan, Tom Gulitti of reports.

    The fact that Hagelin immediately had surgery to repair his damaged eye after Tuesday's incident at practice certainly doesn't bode well for the winger being able to return anytime soon. At this point, with two months remaining in the regular season, the 33-year-old Swede could be in danger of missing the rest of the campaign, though the team hasn't issued a specific recovery timeline.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Out long term

    Hagelin (eye) will be out for "an extended period of time," Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Hagelin took a stick to the face toward the end of Tuesday's practice and has suffered an eye injury as a result. The 33-year-old Swede has been a valuable member of Washington's highly utilized fourth line alongside Nic Dowd and Garnet Hathaway and his absence -- particularly on the penalty kill -- will surely be felt by a Capitals team that has struggled mightily to keep players in the lineup throughout the 2021-22 campaign.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Suffers injury in practice

    Hagelin suffered a facial injury in practice Tuesday, per Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic.

    Hagelin took a stick to the face toward the end of Tuesday's practice, El-Bashir adds. The 33-year-old forward has averaged 14:10 of ice time and distributed three assists over the last five games.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Strong two-way play in win

    Hagelin had two assists and a plus-4 rating in Thursday's 5-3 win over Philadelphia.

    Washington's fourth line carried the team to victory in this one, and Hagelin was a key contributor. He assisted on the game-tying and game-winning goals scored 1:45 apart by Garnet Hathaway. The speedster has a modest 14 points in 50 games, but most of Hagelin's value comes from his responsible defensive game.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Pots goal Thursday

    Hagelin tallied a goal and added two shots during Thursday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.

    Hagelin is on a bit of a tear with a goal and four points over his last four games. The Swedish winger is well matched on the fourth line alongside Nic Dowd and Garnet Hathaway but does not generate offense consistently enough to be of much help in most fantasy circles.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Quiet in return

    Hagelin finished with two shots in a 4-2 loss to the Canucks on Sunday.

    Hagelin had missed the previous two games under COVID-19 protocols before returning Sunday. The 33-year-old has just two points and 15 shots over his last 10 games.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Clears COVID-19 protocols

    Hagelin exited the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Sunday, per JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington.

    The 33-year-old has averaged 14:04 of ice time and recorded two goals and five assists over 36 appearances this season. Brett Leason is a likely candidate to be reassigned from the active roster upon Hagelin's return.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Enters COVID-19 protocols

    Hagelin was placed on the COVID-19 protocols list Monday.

    Hagelin will not participate in Monday's contest with Boston due to his entry into virus protocols, his first absence of 2021-22. The 33-year-old is up to seven points on the season, averaging 14:04 of ice time. Alexei Protas will likely fill the vacancy.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Rare multi-point night in win

    Hagelin scored an empty-net goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Predators.

    Hagelin assisted on Nic Dowd's first-period marker, then potted a valuable insurance tally late. The speedster's an excellent defensive forward, but his skill set doesn't translate to much fantasy success, as Hagelin has just two goals and five assists in 32 games.

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  • Capitals' Carl Hagelin: Ready to rock

    Hagelin (illness) took part in Friday's morning skate and will play against the Penguins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Hagelin missed Thursday's practice with a non-COVID illness, but appears ready to play in Friday's showdown against the Penguins. The 33-year-old will line up on the second line alongside Lars Eller and Conor Sheary but will likely shuffle down to the fourth line once Nic Dowd (COVID-19 protocols) and Garnet Hathaway (COVID-19 protocols) return to the lineup.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 183 lbs
Birthplace: Sodertalje, Sweden
Age: 34
Experience: 11
Shoots: Left