Carl Hagelin and Derick Brassard cried when they saw Mats Zuccarello in the hospital

Hagelin, Brassard, ZuccarelloCarl Hagelin, Derick Brassard and Swedish from from New Jersey went to visit Mats Zuccarello shortly after he was injured. (VG)

Hagelin said that after first seeing Zuccarello “we had to go back out in the hallway and cry a little” before pulling themselves together and going back into the room.  (VG)

Hagelin said that Zuccarello couldn’t speak but was all there mentally with different appliances and wires around him. (VG)

He said that when the team got back together two days later the players were “shocked” to hear that Zuccarello couldn’t speak.  (VG)

Brassard said that he needed to take a “time out” when seeing Zuccarello that day and that it was “one of the scariest” situations that he has ever seen. He added that it was tough emotionally but that he is glad Zuccarello has been cleared to play again. He said that when he first saw Zuccarello he couldn’t speak had “kind of a hissing in the ears” (VG)