Per Jesse Spector on Twitter, winger Wojtek Wolski will be out a minimum of four weeks, as he will be undergoing sports hernia surgery. Wolski has been bothered by a groin injury all season, and it has limited him to just six of the Rangers first 13 games. The surgery will hopefully correct any lingering issues he has been suffering from this season. This might also mean that maybe coach John Tortorella’s shot at Wolski about the getting out of the tub may have been a tab premature.
Wolski was placed on IR yesterday, and will be there for the next four to six weeks. Erik Christensen and Sean Avery will be safe in the lineup for now, until either Wolski or Mike Rupp (also having surgery) return.
The press release is after the jump.
WOJTEK WOLSKI TO UNDERGO SURGERY
Expected to be Sidelined Four Weeks
New York, November 7, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Wojtek Wolski will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair a sports hernia, and is expected to be sidelined four weeks. The procedure will be performed by Dr. William Meyers at Core Performance Physicians in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Wolski has registered two assists in six games this season. He has missed six games due to injury, including each of the last two contests. The seven-year veteran is currently one game shy of his 400th career NHL appearance, and nine goals from 100 career NHL goals.