Hagelin is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks with his ACL sprain, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports. Following his trade from Pittsburgh, the speedy winger was only on the ice for parts of three games with the Kings before sustaining this significant knee injury. The Western Conference club figures to continue leaning heavily on rookie Matt Luff to compensate for Hagelin's absence.
Hagelin will have an MRI on Monday after being diagnosed with a sprained MCL, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports. The Kings' forward will miss at least a week after being placed on injured reserve, and it's likely Hagelin will be out longer. Knee injuries of this nature typically need at least a few weeks to fully heal. Meanwhile, in five games with his new team, the speedster has a pair of assists and is a plus-1.
Hagelin (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve and is considered week-to-week, Josh Cooper of The Athletic reports. This injury announcement seemingly came out of nowhere. Hagelin has played five games with the Kings since the team acquired him from the Penguins, recording two assists and a plus-1 rating in the process. The Kings recalled Michael Amadio to replace his roster spot.
Hagelin dished out an assist and was plus-2 in Monday's win over the Blues. Hagelin broke his nine-game pointless streak by notching his first point for Los Angeles with an assist on the Matt Luff's game-winning goal. He's averaging over 15 minutes per game and gets work on the penalty kill, and the 32-year-old will look to build on his success Wednesday versus the Avalanche.
Hagelin will make his Kings debut against the Predators on Saturday evening following his trade from the Penguins on Wednesday. Following morning skate, Hagelin told reporters what fans in Los Angeles can expect from him. "I'm a two-way player," he said. "I like to create offense using my speed, getting to pucks, and do my thing below the goal line... then, work hard all over the ice." The veteran winger also has two Stanley Cup wins with Pittsburgh (2016, 2017) on his NHL resume, but he could experience a bit of culture shock moving from a perennial contender to a Kings squad with the fewest amount of points (13) in the league standings.
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