BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that defenseman Andrew Ference underwent successful right hernia repair surgery and goaltender Tim Thomas underwent successful surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. Chiarelli also announced that forward Vladimir Sobotka will undergo a left shoulder stabilization procedure on Tuesday May 25.
Ference’s surgery was performed by Dr. David Berger at Mass General Hospital and his expected recovery time is two months. Thomas’ surgery was performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and his expected recovery time is three to four months.
Sobotka’s procedure will be performed by Dr. Peter Asnis and Dr. Thomas Holovacs at Mass General Hospital. More information on his recovery time will be available after the procedure.