Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 6/1/12
Update, 10:58 p.m.:
Here's a poorly translated quote from Gaborik in a Slovakian newspaper (H/T Puck Daddy)...

"Magnetic resonance imaging revealed that I have a torn shoulder capsule and rotator. Awaiting the operation, after which I play out about 5-6 months. Last two months I played with injury and it was not easy. Drugs and injections although my dampened pain, but missed me more strength. I believe that convalescence and rehabilitation go as it should. do not know if he can start next year, everything will depend on whether or not lockout, "

Original Post:
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Marian Gaborik will need surgery on his rotator cuff.

Spector's Hockey adds that he will be sidelined for 5-6 months.

...guess we know why he struggled in the playoffs. Assuming it had to do with a big hit he took against the boards in the Ottawa series. I think it was in Game 2 behind the net.

...foot in mouth for anyone questioning his toughness during playoffs as the guy scored a triple overtime winner with a bum shoulder. Not bad.

...probably won't see him till November and even then he likely won't be at 100%. I think Nash's asking price just went up for the Rangers.

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