Cagne surgery set on hip, bone spurs

Nhl Notes

May 10, 2006

Philadelphia Flyers left wing Simon Gagne will have surgery on his right hip and bone spurs removed today and need about eight weeks of rehabilitation.

Gagne led the Flyers, who were eliminated by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the playoffs, with 47 goals and 79 points.

Also, Flyers center Peter Forsberg was waiting for the results of a second opinion he had last Wednesday on his injured ankles. Forsberg, who had 19 goals and 75 points, said after the Flyers were eliminated he may need surgery on his right ankle that could prevent him from starting next season on time.

Forsberg has loose ligaments in his ankles that were more un comfortable than painful. The condition affected his balance, put added stress on his legs and made it difficult to keep his right foot in his skate.

Rangers Defenseman Darius Kasparaitis will have shoulder sur gery today and is expected to make a full recovery in time for next season. Kasparaitis, 33, will have the torn labrum in his left shoulder repaired at St. Vincent's Hospital, the team said yesterday. Kasparaitis played in 67 games this season for New York, which was swept in the first round of the playoffs by the New Jersey Devils. He finished with six assists and led the team in penalty minutes. A groin injury forced Kasparaitis to miss 12 of the final 14 games of the regular season.

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