Ondrej Kase will have surgery for a torn labrum and miss the rest of the season for the Anaheim Ducks.
The 23-year-old forward injured his shoulder in a 3-0 win at the Minnesota Wild on Jan. 17. It is expected that he will need 5-6 months to recover from the surgery, which will take place Jan. 30, general manager Bob Murray said.
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Kase had 20 points (11 goals, nine assists) in 30 games this season. He missed the first 18 games after sustaining a concussion in a preseason game against the Los Angeles Kings on Sept. 26.
Kase set NHL career highs with 20 goals, 18 assists and 38 points in 66 games last season. A seventh-round pick (No. 205) by the Ducks in the 2014 NHL Draft, he has 73 points (36 goals, 37 assists) in 149 NHL games.