Islanders' Sillinger to have hip surgery, sidelined for season
NEWARK, N.J. -- New York Islanders center Mike Sillinger will undergo season-ending hip surgery within the next week.
Sillinger, 36, hasn't played since Feb. 5, when he was forced out of the lineup by a nagging hip injury. He is in the second season of a three-year deal that pays him $2.2 million this season and $2.3 million for 2008-09.
The surgery will be performed in Colorado by the doctor who
operated on Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro last summer, the team
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