(Reuters) - Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian will miss four to six months after undergoing wrist surgery, the National Hockey League (NHL) team said on Friday.
The 22-year-old Bogosian, who was the team’s third-leading scorer among defenseman last season, had a successful operation in Cleveland on a chronic ligament tear in his right wrist early on Friday, the Jets said in a statement.
Bogosian, taken third overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, had five goals and 25 assists with the Jets last season despite problems with the tear and the injury flared up in training this month.
The Jets are scheduled to open their regular season October 13.
Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by Frank Pingue