At Hockey Sverige, Carl Hagelin is interviewed and said that his shoulder is doing “better and better” and he isn’t having problems working out.
Hagelin said that he and his teammates take it easy when they do their workouts and tend to run drills and then some four on four that isn’t very “intense.”
He said that he is skating but hasn’t taken any contact and is just trying to be safe.
When asked what was next for Hagelin, he said “Try to work out and get fit again and strengthen the shoulder as much as possible.”
Jeff Klein wrote in the NY Times, “Team Richards goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who last played competitive hockey in May, when the Rangers lost to the Devils in the Eastern Conference finals, was brilliant. He stopped three breakaways, four penalty shots and 56 shots in all, showing the spectacular form that earned him the Vezina Trophy last season.”
Andrew Wisniewski tweeted, “he was stopping everything, breakaways, odd man rushes, tip-ins, it was quite the sight…even the flyer fans were applauding”
Pat Leonard tweeted this quote from Scott Hartnell, “We were joking after the 1st that now the Rangers will want to play really bad because he’s on fire.”
Following the game, Henrik told Pat Leonard “I’ve been skating with one guy. Mentally, it’s been terrible. But technically it’s been probably pretty good” and “I want to play real games, but it was probably the best feeling I’ve had in a long time.”
1:08PM Kutcha says that Nash is out of the lineup once again
7:50AM Larry Brooks writes in the NY Post that the Rangers have been told that Nash was held out of yesterday’s game as a precaution.
The injury to his groin isn’t serious.
3:47PM: Nash has a sore groin according to Larry Brooks and it isn’t believed to be serious
1:37PM: According to Marcel Kutcha, Davos is playing today without Rick Nash in the lineup.
The ZSC twitter account, the team Davos is playing says that Nash is “injured.
Henrik Lundqvist returned form Sweden and will be taking part in the charity game on Saturday in Atlantic City.
In an interview with the AP, Henrik Lundqvist talked about trying to stay busy in case something happens either here or in Sweden.
Lundqvist said that he is skating every week but the situation isn’t ideal.
He is very excited about playing in an actual game on Saturday.
Lundqvist said, “This is our lives. There is a business side to this sport; there is no way around it. When it comes down to just playing the game, I miss the lifestyle, I miss travelling and playing the games and having the adrenaline. It’s just such a big part of my life. It’s definitely been a weird two months here not having that. That’s why it’s a lot of fun to get together and play the game.”
He said that he was a little embarrassed that a deal hasn’t happened yet.
Hankinson is McDonagh’s agent.
More on McDonagh and Barys
At Hockey Sverige, Uffe Bodin is upset that Henrik Lundqvist was not nominated for the Jerring Prize which is the most prestigious Swedish athletic award and is voted on by the Swedish People.
Bodin writes that the NHL audience in Sweden is shrinking and that he feels that Lundqvist has fallen into the same category of Red Wings legend Nicklas Lidstrom who (with 7 Norris Trophies, a Conn Smythe, 4 Stanley Cup Rings and 11 All-Star Game appearances) doesn’t get the recognition that he deserves in his home country.
He says that it took until the Gold Medal game in 2006, where Lidstrom scored the game winner, for people to start appreciating him and allow him to be a “household name”
On Lundqvist, Bodin says, “being appointed to the NHL’s best goalie is reasonably the same as appointed to the best goalkeeper in the world. Is it the best hockey goalie in the world and also play in one of the world’s great metropolises, New York, then you are a damn good ambassador for Sweden. Probably a better and more important than any ambassador who wins the Olympics / World Cup / European Championship medal in an obscure sport that rarely see the light of day.”
It was announced today that Carl Hagelin is leaving his Swedish team, SSK, due to the shoulder injury he suffered recently.
The two sides decided to terminate the contract on December 8th and Hagelin had already been ruled out for all of November as a precaution.
In an interview with it.se, club direct Maria Andark said that the team hasn’t planned to bring Hagelin back if the lockout extends for the season, but “there is a shred of hope” that it could still happen.
The interview also notes the important role Hagelin has leading the younger players who were able to see how hard he worked on and off the ice. They also note that the main reason for Hagelin leaving is to make sure that his shoulder is safe and not aggravate it further.
Hagelin’s injury isn’t believed to be serious.
THIS SECTION is all about Hagelin and SSK.
Adam Rotter: While there is obviously no imminent deal for a CBA, Hagelin is making this decision with the idea of the season starting soon. He can re-join some of his teammates and skate in NY and not worry about re-injuring his shoulder and falling behind when/if the season starts.
10:57AM: Pat Leonard tweets that the injury to McDonagh is not believed to be serious
10:09AM: Bary’s Astana, the KHL team that Ryan McDonagh plays for released this statement saying that McDonagh is leaving the team for a little while to return to America because of family issues and to deal with an injury.
“Defender HC “Barys” Ryan McDonagh to recess in December League games went home to the U.S. for family reasons, and also because of the need to treat an injury.”
Andrey Osadche tweeted this first.
McDonagh played 19:03 against Malkin over the weekend.
Note: There is no concrete evidence suggesting that Malkin injured McDonagh. This is the picture that is being used in news stories though. There has been no further info about what McDonagh injured or the extent of it.
According to Mattias Ek at Expressen, Carl Hagelin will not return to Sweden to play for SSK due to his shoulder injury.
Hagelin is staying in New York to rehab his shoulder and his contract expires on 12/8
9:19AM: Hagelin and the team decided to end his contract on 12/8 so that Hagelin wouldn’t risk hurting his shoulder more.
SSK released this statement:
There is of course incredibly unfortunate for us, but especially for Calle he happened to this injury. The matches he could do for us has really been able to see the parent club Calle has. Meanwhile, it’s like this in the sport, it suffers damage and it’s not so much you can do except complain. We want to thank Calle for all the positive things he has contributed both to ice on the side and we wish him a speedy to recovery.
Madhawk said of Hagelin, “When I saw Hagelin against Malmö, he was nearly scary good.”