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Surgery For R.J. Umberger

via the Philadelphia Flyers,

Flyers general manager Ron Hextall announced this morning that forward R.J. Umberger will have surgery on his right hip and abdominal muscles this Wednesday in Philadelphia.  He is expected to be out 10 weeks.

Umberger has missed the last two games after appearing in all 67 games from the start of the season. He has nine goals and six assists for 15 points, while averaging 13:49 of ice time, including 1:19 of power-play TOI and :58 of time on the penalty kill.

The 32-year-old Umberger is in his 10th season in the NHL and fourth overall with the Flyers. The Pittsburgh, Pa. native has appeared in 740 regular season games recording 178 goals and 203 assists for 381 points, while also adding 14 goals and 20 points in 30 career Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Flyers and Columbus Blue Jackets.

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