Stars center Tyler Seguin had shoulder surgery Tuesday to repair a labral tear in his right shoulder.
Recovery should be about four months, or well before training camp starts, general manager cheap nhl jerseys Jim Nill said.
“He’ll be in a sling for two to four weeks and then he’ll be able to start his workouts,” Nill said. “There should be plenty of time to recover.”
Seguin has battled several serious injuries since coming to Dallas in 2013. He suffered an MCL tear in 2015 on a low hit from Florida defenseman Dmitry Kulikov that kept him out for about a month. He then suffered a lacerated Achilles tendon in March 2016 and complicated that with a calf injury when he tried to return in the playoffs.
Last summer, Seguin worked hard to recover from the Achilles and calf and said he had one of his best summers of rehab in preparation for playing for Canada at the World Cup of Hockey. However, he suffered a heel injury in one of the first exhibition games and had to fight through that to come back and play for Dallas during the regular season.
Now, it appears he played through the torn labrum, as well.
Nill said that while Seguin has battled injuries, they are not indicative of any wear and tear. Seguin played in all 82 games last season.
“You look at the knee, and that was a hit that drew a suspension,” Nill said. “The Achilles and the heel, those were freak accidents. He’s played plenty of hockey and he’s still only 25, so this is just something we’re getting taken care of that will make him healthier.”
Seguin, 25, has already logged 508 NHL games. He has 427 points (189 goals, 238 assists) and is plus-55 in that span. Since joining the Stars in 2013, Seguin is fifth in the NHL in scoring with 306 points in 305 games and eighth in goals with 133.
Nill said that Seguin will still be able to work his lower body during the summer, which means he can have a solid off-season in terms of conditioning.
“He’ll probably be up and running soon, so we think his recovery will be very smooth,” Nill said.
Here was some of Seguin’s Q&A with the media at his exit interview after the season:
On how he feels health-wise
“Yeah, when I hurt my Achilles, they told me it would take about a year to be fully fixed. Still waiting for it to be fully fixed I guess. Last summer, I didn’t get a chance or the opportunity to do any running, do any agility. I just was able to ride the bike, so this offseason I’m looking forward to doing that a bit more, getting that next step of speed.”
On if that step of speed was missing this season
“A little bit, there were times where I thought it was, but again, with ourselves, with anything, with injuries, there are a lot of excuses that could have been had this year. And at the end, all you can say is those were excuses, so as far as that I’m looking forward to a long offseason here and coming back 110 percent.”
On the importance of playing in all 82 games this season
“It was good. Mentally too, to be able to do that, it is a long year. Over the last few years, I’ve had some funky injuries, so to get through a whole season, I feel pretty good.”
On if a season like this sticks with you
“100 percent, I do think at times to win you have to lose, you have to feel this. But I’ve never gone through the frustration and the grind of what this year was. We were just trying to play catch-up from day one from losing early on to personally being injured in training camp, there was just a lot going on this year that I hadn’t dealt with before, but in the end, I think that’s going to make myself grow, make the whole team grow. There’s a learning curve for what went on this year and a lot of motivation to be gained in this offseason.”
On rebounding next season
“I think there’s something to be said for what’s in this room, what’s in this locker room. The way we came out last year is how we want to come out next year. A lot of motivation this offseason, just knowing what we have in here, knowing that this isn’t going to be a rebuild in six months, it’s going to be a tweak. Let’s learn, let’s grow up here and let’s get ready for next year.”
On wanting to put consistent good seasons together
“Yeah, it’s the consistency. This was my fourth year, I thought really from day one in Dallas there was something we were building. And I think this year, we took a little bit of a step back. You can’t say let’s forget this year. We want to remember this year and get back to how we were playing and where we were and get even better.”