5:14PM: The Rangers have confirmed that Johnson underwent “core muscle” surgery and will be out for the season. (NYR)
2:50 PM: Darren Dreger tweets that Rangers defenseman Jack Johnson had sports hernia surgery yesterday.
Dreger says that Johnson is expected to make a “full recovery by June/July.”
Johnson has been bothered by a lower-body injury for most of the season. David Quinn called him a “warrior” earlier this month for how he played through the injury.
The Rangers have not made any announcement about the surgery.
Johnson played in 13 games for the Rangers this season, scoring one goal, 8 PIM, a minus-five rating, and an average of 16:58 per game.