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Coyotes forward Patrick Fischer out at least six weeks after surgery @NHLdotcom

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Phoenix Coyotes forward Patrick Fischer will be out of the lineup six to eight weeks following abdominal surgery.

Fischer has been in and out of the lineup since December with a groin injury. The surgery was performed Wednesday in Philadelphia, team officials said.

Fischer has four goals and six assists this season in 27 games with the Coyotes. The 31-year-old Swiss native signed with Phoenix in May. He has been placed on injured reserve.

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