Shoulder Surgery A Success for Jagr, Montoya

Reprint from NY Rangers Website
Original Publication: May 8, 2006

Right wing Jaromir Jagr underwent successful surgery to repair a dislocation of his left shoulder on Monday. The surgery was performed by team physicians Dr. Andrew Feldman and Dr. Tony Maddalo at St. Vincent's Hospital. The rehabilitation process for Jagr will begin this week and he is expected to make a full recovery in time for the start of next season.

Jagr, 34, skated in 82 games this season, registering 54 goals and 69 assists for 123 points. He ranked second in the NHL in goals (54) and points (123), and tied for second in power play goals (24) and power play points (52). He also tied for third in assists (69), plus/minus (+34) and game-winning goals (nine).

Goaltender Al Montoya also underwent successful surgery on Monday to repair a dislocation of his left shoulder. Team physicians Dr. Feldman and Dr. Maddalo performed the surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital. His rehabilitation will begin immediately and he is expected to make a full recovery in time for the start of next season.

Montoya, 21, appeared in 40 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) this season, posting a record of 23-9-1, along with a 2.61 goals against average and a .907 save percentage.