The 25-year-old has been battling groin problems since training camp, but Wolski left the Rangers' game against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday and has not played since.
With just 2 assists in 6 games, it's been a disappointing season for Wolski, who was given the first crack at playing with Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards. Injuries and ineffectiveness forced coach John Tortorella to shuffle Wolski around, and now surgery will keep him on IR.
The procedure will be performed by Dr. William Meyers at Core Performance Physicians in Philadelphia.
It's an incredible feeling just to see it go in and see the Joe go pretty crazy. Ever since the introduction there, I was kind of feeling the nerves, and to put that one home, I started to feel comfortable and I thought my play started to pick up.
— Nineteen-year-old Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin after scoring a goal in his NHL debut
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