Josh Anderson had surgery on his left shoulder for a posterior labral tear Monday, and the Columbus Blue Jackets forward is expected to make a full recovery in 4-6 months.
Anderson sustained the injury during a game against the Ottawa Senators on Dec. 14.
"When Josh suffered the injury, the options were to have it surgically repaired and miss the rest of the season or rest and rehabilitate with a chance to return to the lineup," Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. "Unfortunately, the injury has not responded as any of us had hoped to the latter and the decision was made to have the surgery now so that Josh will be fully healthy and ready to go next season."
If recovered in six months, Anderson would be ready for the start of training camp ahead of the 2020-21 season.
Anderson had four points (one goal, three assists) in 26 games this season. He has 115 points (65 goals, 50 assists) in 267 NHL games, all with Columbus.