Rotator cuff surgery to sideline Nylander three to six months

Updated: January 15, 2008, 7:25 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Michael Nylander will undergo surgery to repair a torn left rotator cuff Wednesday and will be sidelined for three to six months, robbing the Washington Capitals of their second-leading scorer for the rest of the season.

The surgery will be performed at The Cleveland Clinic, Capitals general manager George McPhee said.

"I just give him full marks for having the courage to play the last three weeks until he couldn't play anymore," Washington coach Bruce Boudreau ...

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