MICHAEL DEL ZOTTO INJURY UPDATE

New York Rangers(From the Rangers)

New York, May 3, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that Michael Del Zotto underwent successful surgery to repair a sports hernia this morning.  The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers at the Riverview Surgical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

Del Zotto registered two goals and nine assists in 47 games with the Rangers this season.  He notched two power play points, including his first goal of the season, on October 11 at Long Island.  He also established single game career-highs with seven blocked shots on October 21 at Toronto, and 28:38 of ice time on October 24 vs. New Jersey.  Del Zotto also recorded seven assists in 11 games with the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League.  He posted a four-game assist streak from January 15 vs. Providence to January 22 at Springfield, registering five assists over the span.

The Stouffville, Ontario native was originally selected by the Rangers in the first round, 20th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

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