Anaheim, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Anaheim Ducks veteran defenseman Sheldon Souray underwent wrist surgery Friday that will cause him to miss the remainder of the season.
The three-time All-Star has not played a game this season as he tried to come back from torn ligaments in the wrist he suffered last summer.
“It’s a big blow as far as we were expecting him back,” said Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau.
“Sheldon has been in pain for quite some time. This surgery was his best course of action in order to alleviate pain and
discomfort, and regain full mobility in his wrist,” said Ducks vice president/general manager Bob Murray.
Without Souray, the Ducks still surged to the NHL’s best record by winning a record-tying 18 of 19 games.
Souray, 37, made a solid debut with the Ducks last season, getting seven goals and 10 assists with a plus-19 rating.
He has one year remaining on a three-year contract with an average annual value of $3.667 million.
In 758 career NHL games with the Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers and Dallas Stars, the Elk Point, Alberta, native has 109 goals and 191 assists.