Leafs forward Kyle Wellwood to undergo surgery for sports hernia

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Wellwood, 23, will have the operation Tuesday. The Maple Leafs did not say how long the five-foot-10, 180-pound forward would will need to recover from the surgery.

Wellwood hasn't played since Dec. 19 with what was originally diagnosed as a groin injury. He has registered nine goals and 22 assists in 35 games this season.