Rangers' Mara to miss 2 weeks after facial surgery

Updated: February 25, 2008, 5:36 PM ET
Associated Press

Paul Mara


NEW YORK -- Rangers defenseman Paul Mara was scheduled for facial surgery Monday and will be sidelined for two weeks.

The 28-year-old was leveled by Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta with a check in the New York zone during New York's 4-3 victory on Saturday night.

He was examined by doctors Sunday in New York and missed a 5-0 win over Florida at home that night. Rangers coach Tom Renney said before the game that Mara wasn't diagnosed with a concussion.

The operation was scheduled for Monday at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York.

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