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Bogosian expected to miss 4-6 months after surgery

Friday, 08.31.2012 / 1:28 PM / News

NHL.com

The Winnipeg Jets announced that defenseman Zach Bogosian likely will miss 4-6 months after having surgery Friday to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Thomas Graham at the Cleveland (Ohio) Clinic.

"After speaking with Dr. Thomas Graham this morning, surgery on the chronic ligament tear in the right wrist of Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian was successful," Jets head physician Dr. Peter MacDonald said in a statement released by the team. "The prognosis for a return to hockey from this type of surgery is typically between four and six months."

Bogosian, 22, had five goals and 25 assists in 65 games with Winnipeg last season. Taken by the Atlanta Thrashers with the third pick of the 2008 NHL Draft, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound blueliner has 29 goals, 60 assists and 208 penalty minutes in 264 games.

"We are pleased the procedure on Zach's right wrist was successful this morning," Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said. "This wrist has been an issue which has troubled him for the past couple of seasons dating back to his time in Atlanta and forced him to miss games with the Jets last season. After resuming his on-ice training earlier this month, the wrist problem flared up again to the point surgery was deemed the best option by both Dr. MacDonald and Dr. Graham. While we are disappointed Zach will be out for an extended period of time, we look forward to getting him to Winnipeg to begin his rehab with our training staff and getting him back on the ice as soon as possible."

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round