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Sports hernia surgery to sideline Rolston 4-6 weeks

Wednesday, 10.13.2010 / 7:30 PM / News

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Sports hernia surgery to sideline Rolston 4-6 weeks
New Jersey Devils forward Brian Rolston will require surgery to repair a sports hernia, according to published reports.

Rolston is expected to miss 4-6 weeks and will be placed on long-term injured reserve, Devils GM Lou Lamoriello told the Newark Star-Ledger. Placing Rolston on LTIR, as the team previously did with defenseman Bryce Salvador after he suffered a concussion during the preseason, frees up cap space for the Devils, who were only able to dress 15 skaters in Monday's game against the Penguins due to injuries to Rolston and defenseman Anton Volchenkov and a one-game suspension being survived by forward Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond.

New Jersey now has an additional $5 million, which will allow them to recall additional players from their AHL affiliate in Albany. The Devils also signed forward Adam Mair, who was on a tryout contract during the preseason, after Letourneau-Leblond cleared waivers and was assigned to Albany.

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