Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan will miss the remainder of the season as he undergoes surgery for a sports hernia, the team announced on Thursday.
Ryan, who is in his first season in Ottawa, has been playing with the injury since November, and was hoping to finish out the season before going under the knife. As it turns out, he just couldn’t play through the pain any longer.
“Bobby has been dealing with the discomfort of this injury since it was sustained in November,” said Senators general manager Bryan Murray via press release. “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.”
Murray added: “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.”
In 70 games this season, Ryan had 23 goals and 48 points.
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