Originally posted on Tonight's Healthy Scratches  |  Last updated 6/1/12

According to Lyle Richardson of Spector's Hockey, Rangers star winger Marian Gaborik will need surgery to repair his injured shoulder, and will be sidelined for up to six months.

Earlier this week, the team revealed that he was battling through an injury he sustained in the team's first round series against Ottawa. But the severity of the injury wasn't explained until his MRI results came back this morning.

Gaborik played thru a torn rotator cuff, now needs surgery, sidelined 5-6 months. Yeah, he was really dogging it in the playoffs, wasn't he?

— Spector's Hockey (@SpectorsHockey) June 1, 2012

After a 41-goal campaign, Gaborik caught the ire of many Blueshirts fans for a series of underwhelming performances throughout their playoff run, despite scoring in triple overtime in Game 3 against Washington.

Boy, I bet you sure do feel like a jerk for criticizing him now, don't you Rangers fans?

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