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Rangers’ Callahan, Hagelin undergo successful shoulder surgeries

May 31, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT

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On Friday, the New York Rangers announced that captain Ryan Callahan and forward Carl Hagelin both underwent torn labrum surgery in their left shoulders.

Both players participated in all 12 of New York’s playoff games, with Callahan averaging a whopping 23:22 of ice time per game — the most among any NHL forward this postseason.

Hagelin averaged 18:06, almost a full minute more than he received during the regular season.

This is the second shoulder injury Hagelin’s suffered this season. Back in November, he was forced to leave Swedish second division outfit Sodertalje SSK and return to North America with a shoulder ailment.

Like Hagelin, Callahan also slogged through shoulder injuries this season. He missed three games with one back in late January/early February, and spent some time on injured reserve.

UPDATE: According to Blueshirts United, the Rangers expect “both players to require between four and five months to recover and be able to play hockey again.

“That time frame would put both players at or near the start of the 2013-14 regular season.”

  1. barkar942 - May 31, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    So when do we find out what Nash’s injury was during the playoffs?
    I know he looked nothing like what he did in the regular season, and I believe it was due to injury.

    • stakex - May 31, 2013 at 7:01 PM

      Perhaps. He seemed rather slow… in fact, very slow in the playoffs. Not sure it it was injury, or just not moving his feet.

    • domdogsbk85 - May 31, 2013 at 11:33 PM

      agreed. I was saying to myself all playoffs, just to name a few- nash , cally and girardi do not look the same out there. That being said injuries or no injuries, I was not at all impressed by the rangers play all year, so them being one of the last 8 teams says alot. This team is headed in the right direction. lets go rangers.

  2. imleftcoast - May 31, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Is that why Hagelin stunk? Tortorella, such an a-hole.

  3. 8man - May 31, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    So, if they weren’t successful, would they let us know? I think what they are trying to say is the damage suffered was mitigated to the point where both can recover and play again at a level they have become accustomed to.

    Is that so hard to say?

    This does explain a lot though. I had a feeling some of the Rangers were really banged up. The Bruins aren’t that much better than them, if at all.

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