The New York Rangers announced today that center Garth Murray underwent successful bi-lateral abdominal surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn abdominal oblique muscle. The procedure took one hour and there were no complications.
The rehabilitation process for Murray is expected to begin within the next five weeks and he will be ready at the start of training camp. The procedure was performed by abdominal specialist, Dr. William Meyers at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In his first professional season, Murray tallied eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points, along with 114 penalty minutes in 59 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack.
The Regina, Saskatchewan native was selected by the Rangers in the third round (79th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.