Ducks forward Pahlsson undergoes surgery for hernia

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Anaheim Ducks forward Samuel Pahlsson has
undergone surgery to repair a sports hernia, team general manager
Brian Burke announced Thursday.

The 29-year-old Pahlsson had eight goals and 18 assists last
season and added 12 points during the playoffs as the Ducks won
their first Stanley Cup.

He had the operation on Wednesday in Philadelphia, Burke said,
and is expected to be sidelined for three to five weeks. Anaheim
opens camp on Tuesday.

"We anticipate if he misses any regular-season time, it will
not be a lot," Burke said.

The same doctor, Bill Meyer, performed a similar operation on
Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere on Aug. 6. Giguere is expected
to be ready to go when camp opens.