Rangers' Jagr has shoulder surgery

Updated: May 8, 2006, 8:59 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- New York Rangers forward Jaromir Jagr had his dislocated left shoulder surgically repaired Monday and the team expects him to be ready to play in time for next season.

Jagr will begin rehabilitation this week, the Rangers said.

The 34-year-old was second in the NHL with 54 goals and 123 points this season. He tied for second with 24 power-play goals and was third with 69 assists.

Jagr was injured in the third period of Game 1 in the Rangers' Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the New Jersey Devils when he lunged to check Scott Gomez.

After missing Game 2, Jagr was a non-factor in Game 3 before he was knocked out of the series for good early in Game 4 after taking another hit to the shoulder.

With Jagr rendered ineffective, the Rangers, who were back in the playoffs for the first time since 1997, were swept by the Devils.

The Associated Press and SportsTicker contributed to this report.

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