News: Marian Gaborik Will Have Shoulder Surgery

12:01PM: The Rangers have released this statement

New York, June 1, 2012 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that Marian Gaborik will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Andrew Feldman and Dr. Anthony Maddalo on Wednesday, June 6, at the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan.

Gaborik was one of seven Rangers to appear in all 82 games this season. He ranked third in the NHL with a team-high, 41 goals, and also led the team in scoring with 76 points. Gaborik tied the franchise record and his career-high with three overtime goals. He is tied for sixth in the league in goals scored over the last three seasons, tallying 107 goals since joining the team on July 1, 2009, and became the third player in franchise history to register multiple 40-goal seasons with the team.

10:22AM:According to a Slovak newspaper, via NHL Gossip on twitter, Marian Gaborik revealed he has a torn rotator cuff and will be out for 5 to 6 months.

Gaborik revealed this news at a press conference in Slovakia today.

He said he played the last two months of the season with a torn shoulder capsule and rotator and he took pain medication and injections to dampen the pain, but he was lacking strength.

Gaborik said that he may not be able to start the season and it will depend on whether there is a lockout.

Gaborik had five goals in 20 games over the last two months. He noted earlier in the week at the Rangers breakup day he had an injury, but was not ready to reveal the extent of it.

Gaborik’s friend and countryman Marian Hossa tore a rotator cuff in July 2009 and was out of action until December.

Larry Brooks tweets that Gaborik will return to NY next week and undergo the surgery. An MRI he had on Tuesday revealed the extent of the injury.