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Jack Johnson had sports hernia surgery and is out for the season

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.”


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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.

Johnson was placed on waivers earlier this week and is currently on the Rangers taxi squad. He is on a one-year deal and carries a cap hit of $75,000 while on the taxi squad.

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.