St. Louis Blues forward Jamie Langenbrunner has a torn labrum in his left hip that will require surgery and will be out for the remainder of the season, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Langenbrunner, 37, is facing a five-to six-month rehabilitation process and it could mean the end of his 18-year NHL career. He will become an unrestricted free agent in June.
“Not exactly the way you envision things,” Langenbrunner said. “You battle through the lockout, try to get yourself ready to go and then obviously the body didn’t cooperate. But it’s something hopefully you get taken care of, hopefully you feel that much better and you’re able to try going at it next year.”
Langenbrunner has played in 1,109 NHL regular-season games and 146 more in the postseason. He has won two Stanley Cup titles with Dallas and New Jersey.