Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg underwent season-ending right hip impingement surgery, the team announced Friday.
Per the Ducks, Silfverberg is expected to be sidelined four to six months.
The surgery was performed Thursday by Dr. Michael Banffy at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles.
“Jakob is a great teammate and leader in our locker room,” Ducks general manager Bob Murray said in a statement. “He did everything he could to continue playing, but after two years dealing with this issue, now is the right time to help him get to 100 percent. He has been an impactful player in all situations for us, and we are confident he will return to full health by next season.”
Silfverberg, 30, recorded 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) in 47 games this season.
He has collected 307 points (146 goals, 161 assists) in 605 career games with the Ottawa Senators and Ducks. He was acquired from Ottawa on July 5, 2013 as part of the deal that sent Bobby Ryan to the Senators.
–Field Level Media