Two-time Stanley Cup champion and St. Louis Blues wing Jamie Langenbrunner is reportedly set to undergo hip surgery in the coming days, a move that could sideline him for the rest of the 2012-13 season.
The Blues announced the news on Saturday night and confirmed it with this Twitter post:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Jeremy Rutherford also weighed in on the news, noting that while the team sees Langenbrunner as "out indefinitely," there's a good chance he could miss the rest of the season:
Rutherford followed the news up with an interview (h/t STLToday.com) with the 18-year-veteran on Saturday, and he acknowledged that the injury could force him to retire rather than return for another full season.
Here's an excerpt from the piece:
During the lockout, while spending time with his family, Langenbrunner claimed to have overcome the fear of retirement, and he acknowledged Saturday that the possibility exists that he has played his last game.
Yeah, you think about it, he [Langenbrunner] said.
Langenbrunner will be an unrestricted free agent this summer after signing a one-year, ...
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