Found December 31, 2013 on Sports Injury Alert:
Hard-luck Columbus Blue Jackets' right winger Marian Gaborik reportedly underwent surgery on Christmas Eve to stabilize his broken collarbone.#CBJ RW Marian Gaborik had surgery on Christmas Eve day to put a stabilizing plate and screws to collarbone that was fractured Dec. 21.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) December 30, 2013 The odd timing certainly falls in line with the way Gaborik's season has gone thus far, what with being out of the lineup for 18 games with a bum knee, then breaking his collarbone his first game back from that injury, being the meat in a Braydon Coburn and Zac Rinaldo Philadelphia Flyers' sandwich that sent the veteran forward to the long-term injured reserved list.Not only does the most recent malady for the perpetually injured Gaborik mean that his season is essentially in shambles, but it also puts his availability to the Slovokian National Team in serious jeopardy for the 2014 Sochi Olympics - just as an abdominal injury and subsequent surge...

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