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Rangers Prospect Jessiman's Ankle Surgery a Success

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

The New York Rangers announced today that Rangers 2003 first round draft pick Hugh Jessiman underwent successful surgery on his injured right ankle this morning. The procedure was conducted by team physician and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Andrew Feldman, along with foot and ankle specialist Dr. Steve Sheskier at St. Vincent's Hospital. The Dartmouth College junior will be sidelined indefinitely with the injury.

"The procedure performed on Hugh this morning went extremely well," stated Dr. Feldman. "Following the recuperation process, he will begin his rehabilitation program and we are extremely optimistic that Hugh will make a complete recovery with no future complications."

Jessiman, the 12th overall selection of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, sustained the injury to his right ankle during the first period of Dartmouth's game vs. Princeton University on November 6. In four contests this season, Jessiman has registered one goal and one assist for two points, along with six penalty minutes.

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