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Blair Betts to Undergo Shoulder Surgery

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


The Hartford Wolf Pack announced today that forward Blair Betts will undergo surgery to repair a dislocation of his right shoulder. Betts will be out of the lineup indefinitely.

“Blair’s a strong, two-way center and leader on our club. We’ll miss his presence on the ice,” said Wolf Pack General Manager Jim Schoenfeld. “We look forward to Blair’s return after his rehabilitation.”

Betts, 24, has registered five goals and four assists for nine points, along with four penalty minutes in 16 games this season.

The 6-3, 210-pound Edmonton, Alberta native sustained the injury on December 5 in Manchester. Betts was acquired by the Rangers on March 6, 2004 along with goaltender Jamie McLennan and the rights to University of Maine forward Greg Moore, in exchange for forward Chris Simon and a 2004 seventh round draft choice (Matt Schneider).
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