The New York Rangers announced today that right wing Matthew Barnaby
underwent successful surgery this morning to remove bone chips from his left elbow. The procedure took approximately 45 minutes and there were no complications. Barnaby will begin the rehabilitation process immediately and is expected to be fully recovered in time for the opening of the Rangers 2002 Training Camp at Madison Square Garden in September. The procedure was performed by team physicians Dr. Andrew Feldman and Dr. Tony Maddalo at St. Vincent’s Hospital.
Barnaby, 29, registered eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points, along with 144 penalty minutes in 48 games for the Rangers last season. He was acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 12, 2001 in exchange for Zdeno Ciger. Prior to the trade, Barnaby appeared in 29 games with Tampa Bay, collecting 70 penalty minutes.