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Hagelin texted Alfredsson to apologize for blow to the head

Apr 15, 2012, 4:20 PM EDT

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Carl Hagelin‘s head-high hit on fellow Swede and Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson was just one of a few ugly incidents from Saturday night’s Game 2 in New York. While Hagelin was tossed from the game while Alfredsson left the game and did not return, Hagelin says he feels terrible about it.

Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News hears from Hagelin who says he sent a text message to Alfredsson to apologize for his misdeed.

“I sent (Alfredsson) a text yesterday and said I’m sorry and I’m very regretful for what happened, and I just hope he’s doing well.”

Hagelin has to hope he’s doing OK as he had a disciplinary hearing with Brendan Shanahan this afternoon to discuss a possible suspension for his hit. For what it’s worth, Alfredsson was not at Senators practice today and there’s been no update on his condition.

  1. bigbluenoser - Apr 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Maybe if Brendan drops the ball again the Sens will sentence him themselves.

  2. challer9 - Apr 15, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Hagelin wasn’t tossed from the game, he received a 5 minute major.

    • tonyromoisterrible - Apr 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

      I hope Hagelin misses the rest of the playoffs. No room for cheap stuff like that.

  3. bigbluenoser - Apr 15, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    You don’t need to be tossed from a game to have a meeting with Shanny.

    • challer9 - Apr 15, 2012 at 4:42 PM

      I didn’t realize I said anything about meeting with Shanahan. Oh, that’s because I didn’t. I was referring to the part of the article that said “While Hagelin was tossed from the game while Alfredsson left the game and did not return, Hagelin says he feels terrible about it.”

  4. warpstonebc - Apr 15, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Did the text read: “Yo Alf, really respect u. It’s y I tried to concuss u.”

  5. bigbluenoser - Apr 15, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Hagelin is probably praying for at least 5 games.

    • jkay1818 - Apr 15, 2012 at 4:47 PM

      I meant for his hit

  6. jkay1818 - Apr 15, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Simple, if Phillips doesn’t get suspended for hisnhitnon Callahan then Hagelin shouldn’t.

  7. habsman - Apr 15, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Any hits to the head will result in minimal discipline because it’s the playoff.

    That’s the way the “old boys” club at head office want it.

    • barcthespark - Apr 15, 2012 at 5:31 PM

      That is correct in theory, but incorrect in application because unfortunately Shanahan hasn’t enforced the rules in the playoffs like he did in the regular season.

  8. northstars17 - Apr 15, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    why wouldn’t he just call him? a text? really? we live in such a pussified universe. he deserves 1 game suspension imo.

  9. buckeye044 - Apr 15, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    Should get 8, just like Wisniewski

  10. nygdriveforfive - Apr 15, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    I’m ok with the 3game suspension that was handed down. I’m also ok with beat down the rangers are going to get in Ottawa.

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