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News Release: Senators forward Bobby Ryan to undergo season-ending surgery

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that right wing Bobby Ryan will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia today in Montreal. The procedure will force Ryan to miss the remainder of the 2013-14 National Hockey League season.

“Bobby has been dealing with the discomfort of this injury since it was sustained in November,” said Senators general manager Bryan Murray. “Both Bobby and our medical staff were hopeful that we could hold off from having surgery until the completion of the season, but he aggravated the condition last Saturday in Dallas to the point that surgery is now the only option.”

“Bobby has worked hard to play through this injury to help his team and his teammates, and had yet to miss a game this season prior to the injury progressing to this point, so we’re obviously disappointed that we won’t have him available to us for the rest of the season. We’re confident that he’ll recover in time to have a full summer of training that will allow him to be back in our lineup and help this team be successful next season.”

Ryan recorded 48 points, including a team-high 23 goals, 45 penalty minutes and a plus-seven rating over 70 games in his first season with the Senators.

Ottawa returns to action when the club hosts the Chicago Blackhawks tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.

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