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by Paul on 11/02/09 at 08:41 PM ET
from Adam Kimelman of NHL.com,
Philadelphia Flyers All-Star left wing Simon Gagne will have surgery Tuesday to repair issues with his abdominal and groin muscles and will miss about 6-8 weeks.
Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren confirmed that Gagne, who has missed the last two games with a groin injury, will have a procedure performed to repair the rectus abdominus muscles on each side of his groin area.
The surgery will be performed by Dr. William Meyers at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. Meyers is considered an expert in this field.
Holmgren said Meyers also will perform a laparoscopic procedure to check the status of a pair of small hernias in his right groin.
“Simon is going to have surgery tomorrow to repair or reinforce his rectus abdominus (muscles) on both sides,” said Holmgren. “At the same time he’s going to look and see laparoscopically through his belly button at the smaller hernias and repair those as well.
“We’re probably looking at 6-8 weeks before Simon can play.”
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