Originally written on Puck Drunk Love  |  Last updated 10/17/14

PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 2: Craig Adams #27 of the Pittsburgh Penguins defends against Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers on October 2, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
A report from ESPN's Katie Strang indicates that New York Rangers forward Marian Gaborik will need surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder. As a result of the surgery required, Gaborik is expected to need six months to recover which should force him to miss the beginning of the 2012-13 season.  Will Gaborik's injury force the Rangers to make a bigger play for Rick Nash over the summer now that their prized offensive weapon is on the shelf? It's unclear when Gaborik suffered the injury but it's safe to assume it happened at some stage before or during the team's series against the New Jersey Devils. Gaborik was a shadow in the club's final series, tallying just one lone point (a goal) over the course of six games. The report also indicates that when the team parted ways for the summer Gaborik was unwilling to discuss any potential medical procedures he might require. This might indicate he wasn't aware of the severity of his injury or it...
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