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Hagelin To Undergo Second Surgery For Eye Injury, No Timetable For Capitals

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Capitals forward Carl Hagelin

ARLINGTON, V.A. — Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan announced Carl Hagelin will be undergoing surgery again for an eye injury he suffered during practice on March 1.

MacLellan shared the latest on Hagelin on Monday, saying that the Swede would undergo surgery for the second time on his left eye. There is no clear timetable for his return.

While taking part in competition drills, Hagelin took a high stick to the eye. He left the ice in visible pain with a “serious” eye injury. That night, he received surgery.

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MacLellan put Hagelin on the long-term injured reserve, saying he would be out for an “extended period of time.”

Through 53 games this season, Hagelin had three goals and 11 assists. He was also logging key minutes on the penalty kill. Hagelin was additionally a vital part of the powerhouse fourth line with Nic Dowd and Garnet Hathaway.

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