Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler
had successful shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum, the team announced on
Kesler had 22 goals and 27 assists in 77 games this season. He added three
assists in five playoff contests for the Canucks, who were upset in the first
round by the eighth-seeded Kings.
"After consultation with our team physicians following the playoffs, it was
deemed that Ryan would require a procedure on his shoulder," said Canucks
president and general manager Mike Gillis. "We expect a full recovery and
determined this procedure would best serve both Ryan and the team's long term
Kesler won the Selke Trophy last year after posting a career-high 41 goals and
32 assists in 82 games.
The former first-round pick has 153 goals and 184 assists in 561 career
contests with the Canucks.
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