Hagelin (foot) remains out for a few weeks and is still on crutches, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports. He might play against the Rangers in the regular season finale, just to help him get his legs back before the playoffs. Other than that, there's little reason to keep him. Pittsburgh will make sure the forechecking whiz is healthy heading into the postseason.
Coach Mike Sullivan indicated after Saturday's game against the Canucks that Hagelin will likely miss at least four weeks due to a lower-body injury. Hagelin suffered the injury in Friday's game against the Oilers and missed Saturday's contest as a result. The issue will wind up costing him at least a month, setting his return date near the end of the regular season. Fantasy owners will now need to evaluate whether it's worth hanging on to the winger for a possible handful of games, but it's quite possible the Penguins will take precautions near the end of the season to ensure his health for the playoffs.
Hagelin will appear in his 400th NHL game Tuesday night against the Hurricanes. Hagelin's been captivating fans with his blazing speed since entering the league in 2011-12 with the Rangers. This campaign, he's winning a career-high 50 percent of his draws, and is just 12 points shy of reaching 200 for his career. It's not unreasonable to think that he could hit that milestone if the plum line assignment with Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel sticks.
Hagelin (concussion) has been activated from injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site, and is in the active lineup for Friday night's game in Columbus. Hagelin is slated to return to action following a five-game absence and after having only participated in full-contact practice for the first time Thursday. Per Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette, the Swede is projected to skate on a line with Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist on Friday night.
Hagelin (concussion) took part in Thursday's game-day skate in a regular jersey, but will not be available against the Jets, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters the next step for Hagelin would be as a "game-time decision". Given the Pens have a quick turnaround for their Friday matchup with Columbus, it would seem unlikely the winger would be ready in time, but could figure into Sunday's contest versus Detroit. The 28-year-old has not had the impact fantasy owners were likely hoping for after last season's Stanley Cup win, but he remains a solid mid-range fantasy option when healthy.
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