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Jagr scheduled for surgery on injured left shoulder

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that right wing Jaromir Jagr will undergo surgery on Monday, May 8 to repair a dislocation of his left shoulder. The surgery will be performed by team physicians Dr. Andrew Feldman and Dr. Tony Maddalo at St. Vincent's Hospital.

Jagr is expected to make a full recovery in time for the start of training camp in September.

Jagr, 34, skated in 82 games this season, registering 54 goals and 69 assists for 123 points. He ranked second in the NHL in goals (54) and points (123), and tied for second in power play goals (24) and power play points (52). He also tied for third in assists (69), plus/minus (+34) and game-winning goals (nine). Jagr posted 37 multiple-point games and recorded at least one point in 64 of the 82 games en route to shattering seven franchise scoring records during the regular season, including the Rangers' single season marks for goals (54), points (123) and power play goals (24).

Jagr'ss 54 goals eclipsed Adam Graves' club record of 52 goals set in 1993-94, his 123 points surpassed Jean Ratelle's 34-year-old franchise mark of 109 points and his 24 power play goals surpassed Vic Hadfield's 23, established in 1971-72. Jagr also now holds the club record for most shots on goal (368) in a season, along with the most goals, assists and points by a right wing in a season.

The 6-foot-3, 245-pounder was named the NHL's player of the month for December and March, and on January 24 vs. Buffalo became just the second player in NHL history to record 30 goals in 14 consecutive seasons. In addition, the Kladno, Czech Republic native helped his country capture a bronze medal at the 2006 Olympic Games, registering two goals and five assists in eight games.
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