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Montoya to have shoulder surgery on Monday

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that goaltender Al Montoya 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.

Montoya is expected to make a full recovery in time for the start of next season.

Montoya, 21, appeared in 40 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) this season, posting a record of 23-9-1, along with a 2.61 goals against average and a .907 save percentage. Among all AHL goaltenders, the rookie out of the University of Michigan tied for 10th in wins (23), ranked 11th in goals against average (2.61) and tied for 14th in shutouts (two).

The 6-2, 201-pound native of Chicago, Illinois also appeared in the 2006 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic with Planet USA on January 31 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.

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