New York Rangers forward Jesper Fast underwent successful left hip surgery and will be out for about five months.
Fast, 25, skated in 68 regular-season games last season, scoring six goals and adding 15 assists. The defensive forward and standout penalty killer had a plus-6 rating.
Fast also had three goals and three assists in 12 playoff games.
He was selected for the team's Players' Player Award for the second consecutive season.
The Associated Press