Del Zotto is expected to require four weeks of recovery time. This is the second time that Del Zotto has required surgery to fix a sports hernia, as he underwent the procedure in May of 2011.
Long morning in surgery. Finally get to leave. Wonderful nurses. Back in top shape in no time. #motivated— Michael Del Zotto (@MichaelDelZotto) June 13, 2013
Del Zotto played in 46 regular season games in 2013 and registered 21 points (three goals, 18 assists). In addition, the 22-year-old averaged 23:10 of ice-time, which included time on the penalty kill (1:34) and power play (2:54) units. He will be entering the final year of a two-year, $5.1 million contract in 2013-14 and will be a restricted free agent next summer.