St. Louis Blues forward Jamie Langenbrunner is lost for the season after suffering a torn labrum in his left hip, needing season-ending surgery that could signal the end of his 18-year NHL career, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"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 appeared in 70 games with the Blues last season before signing a one-year, $1.25 million contract for the 2012-2013 season. The veteran forward stated that the injury was something he'd been working through but surgery had become the final option after losing too much strength in his hip.