Minnesota Wild forward Boogaard undergoes right shoulder surgery

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild left wing Derek Boogaard has undergone surgery on his right shoulder.

The team said Tuesday the six-foot-eight enforcer is on the road to recovery and will begin rehabilitation Wednesday.

Boogaard's ability to keep fighters and scrappers in line was minimized this season by injuries and a lack of discipline that led to costly penalties. The Saskatoon native was suspended for five games without pay by the league for elbowing an opponent in the head. Boogaard appeared in 51 games and had three assists.

Boogaard has two goals and eight assists in 198 NHL games, and his 439 career penalty minutes are the second most in franchise history. His last goal was on Jan. 7, 2006.

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