Visnovsky to have surgery

Updated: February 10, 2009, 2:58 PM ET
Associated Press

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Oilers defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky will have season-ending shoulder surgery this week.

A team spokesman said Tuesday doctors will repair the labrum in his right shoulder. Visnovsky was injured during Edmonton's 3-1 home loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Feb. 3 and went on injured reserve two days later.

He has eight goals and 23 points in 50 games this season.

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