The Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League reactivated left winger Carl Hagelin from the injury reserve prior to their game against the Edmonton Oilers at Staples Center on Jan. 5. Hagelin is new to the Kings as he was only acquired by Los Angeles on Nov. 14 in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins. In return, the Penguins received left winger Tanner Pearson.
Hagelin was on the injury reserve due to a knee injury. He hadn't played since Nov. 24, a game the Kings lost 4-2 to the Vancouver Canucks.
In six games this season with the Kings, Hagelin has two assists, is a +2, 12 shots on goal, one faceoff win, four blocked shots, seven hits and two giveaways. In 22 games overall this season, Hamelin has one goal, four assists, five points, is a +4 with 12 penalty minutes, 40 shots on goal, two faceoff wins, eight blocked shots, 40 hits, eight takeaways and nine giveaways.
Expect Hagelin to play more of a checking line role throughout the rest of the 2018-19 National Hockey League regular season. In 510 NHL regular season games, Hagelin is a +87 with 577 hits, 229 takeaways and 221 blocked shots. In addition to the Penguins and Kings, Hagelin has also played for the New York Rangers and Anaheim Ducks.
The Kings next play the Ottawa Senators at Staples Center on Jan. 10. Get your tickets today!