Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler recently underwent successful shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum, team president and general manager Mike Gillis announced Tuesday. Kesler is expected to make a full recovery in six months.
"After consultation with our team physicians following the playoffs, it was deemed that Ryan would require a procedure on his shoulder," Gillis said. "We expect a full recovery and determined this procedure would best serve both Ryan and the team's long term goals."
Kesler played in 77 regular season games this year, notching 22 goals and 27 assists. He ended the season on a 17-game scoreless streak, however. He had three assists during the Canucks' five-game exit to the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.