NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Rangers forward Jesper Fast underwent successful left hip surgery and will be out for about five months.

Fast, 25, skated in 68 regular-season games last season, scoring six goals and adding 15 assists. The defensive forward and standout penalty killer had a plus-6 rating.

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Fast also had three goals and three assists in 12 playoff games.

He was selected for the team’s Players’ Player Award for the second consecutive season.

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