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Report: Hagelin injured but will play on for Sweden

Feb 16, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

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Sweden has had a host of injury problems to worry about before and during the Olympics, and now they have another concern to keep an eye on.

Forward Carl Hagelin was banged up in Sweden’s 5-3 win against Latvia, but he tells Swedish newspaper Expressen he’s ready to play on despite being hurt.

Hagelin tells Expressen he will continue to play in the Olympics and for Sweden that’s a good thing as they’re already working shorthanded.

The Swedes went into the Sochi Games without Henrik Sedin and Johan Franzen and then lost captain Henrik Zetterberg to a herniated disc injury after the opening game against the Czech Republic. The catch about losing a player to injury during the Games is you can’t replace them with someone else. If Hagelin went out of the lineup, the Swedes would be going almost bare bones at forward.

  1. blomfeld - Feb 16, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Det ser ut att inte hända denna gång vänner … 😦

  2. garryfish - Feb 16, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Don’t the Rangers have a say if he should continue to play??

  3. 19to77 - Feb 17, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    One more injury would drop them to eleven forwards would it not? Sweden’s had some brutal luck for such a key time and they’re doubtless pushing guys to play through any playable injuries. Zetterberg’s is one thing – it’s bad enough he may be done for the year. But something like this, something you can work through if you have to – they don’t have the time or the roster flexibility anymore that they can afford a guy to drop out.

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