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Flyers captain Richards to have shoulder surgery @NHLdotcom

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Flyers captain Mike Richards will have surgery this week to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

General manager Paul Holmgren says the center will have surgery Friday.

Richards tallied 30 goals and 50 assists this season. His 80 points were second on the team behind Jeff Carter. Richards added a goal and four assists in the first round of the playoffs as the Flyers fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games.

Richards signed a 12-year, $69 million contract extension in December 2007.

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