NEW YORK (WFAN) - Rangers right wing Marian Gaborik is set to undergo surgery next week to repair a labral tear in his right shoulder, the team confirmed on Friday.
The setback is expected to keep the NHL veteran off the ice for the start of next season.
The 30-year-old — who played in all of the Rangers’ 102 regular-season and playoff games — apparently aggravated a minor issue that he sustained previously in the first round of the NHL Playoffs against the Senators, according to The New York Post.
The Czech was third in the NHL with 41 goals during the regular season and managed to record five goals, six assists and 11 points in the playoffs. However, he widely underperformed in the Rangers’ loss to the Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Gaborik underwent an MRI exam on Tuesday and is expected to return to New York next week to have the surgery performed. The rehabilitation process will likely take five to six months.
Statement from the Rangers:
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that Marian Gaborik will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Andrew Feldman and Dr. Anthony Maddalo on Wednesday, June 6, at the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan.
Gaborik was one of seven Rangers to appear in all 82 games this season. He ranked third in the NHL with a team-high 41 goals, and also led the team in scoring with 76 points. Gaborik tied the franchise-record and his career-high with three overtime goals. He is tied for sixth in the league in goals scored over the last three seasons, tallying 107 goals since joining the team on July 1, 2009, and became the third player in franchise history to register multiple 40-goal seasons with the team.
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