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.
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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.