New York Rangers President and General Manager Neil Smith announced today that forward Darren Langdon will undergo surgery tomorrow morning to correct an abdominal strain that has sidelined him for the past 24 games. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Robert Meyers, a groin specialist, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Langdon, 29, will be sidelined from the lineup indefinitely.
The 6-1, 210-pound left wing has notched one assist and 26 penalty minutes in 21 games with New York this season. Langdon has tallied 14 goals and 15 assists for 29 points, along with 735 penalty minutes in 277 career matches with the Rangers.
The Deer Lake, Newfoundland native was signed by the Rangers as a free agent on August 16, 1993.