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Jesper Fast of Rangers to miss start of season

Forward likely out five months after surgery to repair labrum in left hip @NHLdotcom

New York Rangers forward Jesper Fast is expected to miss the start of next season after having surgery to repair the labrum in his left hip.

The projected recovery time is five months.

Fast sustained a shoulder injury in March and missed seven games.

Fast, 25, could become a restricted free agent on July 1. He had 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) and a plus-6 rating in 68 regular-season games. He also had six points (three goals, three assists) in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games for the Rangers, who were eliminated in the Eastern Conference Second Round by the Ottawa Senators in six games.

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