Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tyler Myers will miss the remainder of the season because of knee and hip injuries, the Jets announced Thursday.
Myers had surgery on his knee Thursday. The Jets said the knee procedure had to be done before the hip surgery could happen.
The hip surgery will require a recovery time of 4-5 months.
"The hip he's been dealing with over years," coach Paul Maurice told the Jets website. "…You can play with it until you can't and it just got to the point where the doctors felt this was the time to get it done. The knee is not something that's necessarily a problem until it becomes one. You can get nothing done but then it hit that threshold that we're going to have to fix that knee and that's very recent."
Myers, 26, had nine goals and 27 points in 73 games this season, and is second on the Jets with an average ice time of 22:37 minutes per game.