Libor Hajek suffers separated shoulder

Libjor Hajek had an interesting night. He scored his first NHL goal on an absolute snipe to tie the game, and then promptly separated his shoulder on the next shift.

There is no timetable for his return, but I think it’s safe to assume he will be out for the remainder of the season. He’s been bright spot for the Blueshirts on the blue line, and it looks like getting him out of Hartford was a good thing.

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  • Mar 9, 2019 at 11:56 pm
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    Tough break for Hajek as he has been impressive. Does Lindgren get another crack on the big club now?

    • Mar 10, 2019 at 2:57 am
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      That sucks , it would be nice to see a bunch of these kids come up .

  • Mar 10, 2019 at 3:18 am
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    It was the right thing to do, but only 3 call ups left. A month on the shelf, but should probably get cut on now when he’s got 6 months to rehab after the surgery.

    With separated shoulders, it’s a matter of when the next one happens, not if. 2nd one comes easier, 3rd one even easier. He can PT to make it stronger, but it’s just an unstable joint by nature.

    • Mar 10, 2019 at 11:38 am
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      Pretty much true. I had a buddy in college that had his popped in almost every Friday night so he could play Saturday night — then he got 6 days to recuperate until the next Friday night game. Despite all that he was the first free agent invited to Florida’s inaugural camp — did well enough that they were talking contract when he totally screwed it up in one of the last exhibition games; the Florida doctors said it would never be right and *poof* the dream died right there. A real shame.

      • Mar 10, 2019 at 11:42 am
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        Should have added that his other shoulder wasn’t good either, but it didn’t pop out as much because he didn’t lean on it as much as the other. Doctors thought both needed to be “cut”.

        • Mar 10, 2019 at 1:23 pm
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          My son Rick, while still in high school, was on the incline bench when his right shoulder had an anterior, and inferior, subluxation which required surgery. Now at 44 years of age, he still feels the effects of the surgery, especially when its about to rain!!!!!!!!!

          • Mar 10, 2019 at 7:41 pm
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            Sounds a bit like my knee. lol

            Thing is they may correct it and if he’s lucky he may not have a real problem with that shoulder for years — but it’s always just one awkward hit/movement away from being a problem.

            • Mar 11, 2019 at 7:55 am
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              A good number of players in the NHL have gone through separated shoulders and still play well – but I know the feeling tanto and your buddy is right – when it rains or is about to snow, I feel it. I had both mine do that, no surgery required. The first when I had played football in high school, the other a few years later after a fight, and I didn’t even know I had the injury till ways after. The good thing about it is that you get used to playing hard. Fortunately, my last one was a long time ago, and three days later I was on the golf course swinging a club, so it does get easier. I still roll for hours with friends in the circuit and never had a problem, but it lets me know it’s there. Getting old I guess…:)

    • Mar 10, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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      so…trade him?

  • Mar 10, 2019 at 6:04 am
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    Brutal, just brutal.

    I blame Sam Rosen: “AND THIS ONE WILL LAST A LIFETIME!!”

    Shut up.

    • Mar 10, 2019 at 11:31 am
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      Was watching that SC game last night. It’s amazing how hard the refs and linesman were trying to keep the Canucks in the game towards the end (I kind of forgot how blatant it was). Blown icing calls, too many men on the ice, etc. —- and some people wonder why we’re so skeptical of Gary Bettman and the magic bouncing ping pong balls.

      • Mar 10, 2019 at 2:57 pm
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        Two words: Kevin Collins. Those 2 “icings” at the end were a disgrace.

        • Mar 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm
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          Just brutal, like he didn’t want the game to end.

  • Mar 10, 2019 at 8:56 am
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    I’m so disappointed with Hajek’s injury, it’s too damn bad. I liked his game from the very beginning, and just hope he responds well to either the rehab, and or surgery, if that’s recommended by the medical staff……

  • Mar 10, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    What a tough break for the kid. But his play in just these few games:
    * Shows that Hartford is not developing our young players as it should be if his play in the NHL is so far superior to what was being reported from there.
    * Puts the McDonough/MIller trade in better perspective, and with another (hopefully 1st round) pick to come.

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