ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues forward Patrik Berglund will have surgery on his right shoulder Friday and will be re-evaluated in four months.
Blues general manager Doug Armstrong confirmed Thursday that Berglund, who initially dislocated the shoulder at the end of the 2013-14 regular season, re-aggravated the injury while training during the summer. He also said veteran center Scott Gomez has accepted an invitation to attend training camp on a professional tryout contract.
Berglund, 27, had 12 goals and 27 points in 77 games with the Blues last season and two goals and two assists in six games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Berglund has 118 goals and 247 points in 513 regular-season games and six goals and 13 points in 29 playoff games.
"It's an injury we hoped we were past," Armstrong told NHL.com. "It happened a couple years ago entering the playoffs and he did a great job of rehabbing and getting the strength back. We were hoping it was behind us, but he was training this summer [and] he aggravated the shoulder again. He came right to St. Louis when that happened and our trainers and [Berglund] worked on it and it certainly wasn't going to get any better. So the surgery was necessary."