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Blues’ Langenbrunner likely out for season after surgery

Feb 9, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

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Saturday began as a good night for St. Louis Blues veterans as Wade Redden played game No. 1,000, but it wasn’t all good news. It looks like Jamie Langenbrunner‘s 2013 campaign might be over, or close to it.

The 37-year-old winger is scheduled to undergo surgery for a torn labrum in his left hip, sidelining him indefinitely, according to the team. Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch goes one step further, declaring Langenbrunner’s season over.

It’s not a huge loss for St. Louis, as Langenbrunner has been a bit player (one assist in four games) this season.

One cannot help but wonder what the outlook is like for his career, though. With plenty of mileage (1,109 regular season contests plus 146 playoff games) and a fading role, the former New Jersey Devils captain might not have much left in the tank.

The first step is merely recovering from this procedure, though.

  1. govtminion - Feb 9, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    That sounds like it would hurt like hell… hoping he heals up soon. Not a big Blues fan, but lots of respect for Langenbrunner from his New Jersey days.

  2. killerpgh - Feb 9, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Do they bring Arnott back now?

    • eggserino - Feb 10, 2013 at 10:13 AM

      Absolutely not

    • 950003cups - Feb 10, 2013 at 2:47 PM

      They can’t bring Arnott back. He went to the Rangers and failed their physical. That almost never happens. He’s likely done for his career. That’s a big loss. Langenbrunner hasn’t been anything special in the NHL in almost 10 years. He quickly faded away from his game. I sometimes wonder if he has mental issues.

  3. eggserino - Feb 10, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Langenbrunner had a fantastic career. I’d love to see him in an advisory role with the team. The Blues depth really puts him in a tough spot. Great player. Great leader. Great career. One of the best American-born players ever.

  4. eggserino - Feb 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    http://www.truehockey.com/articles/Langenbrunner-Headed-for-Hip-Surgery-Says-Hes-Not-Ready-to-Retire

  5. charleslouis99 - Feb 10, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    I was really rooting for langenbrunner when he came to stl, hoping he would resurrect his career. I’d like to see grachev or andronov get called up so tarasenko could build chemistry with another Russian but I doubt it lol.

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