New York Rangers rookie Oscar Lindberg has hip surgery

NEW YORK (AP) New York Rangers rookie forward Oscar Lindberg has had surgery to repair a hip labral injury.

General Manager Jeff Gorton announced the surgery on Friday, saying the 24-year-old would be sidelined six months.

Lindberg had 13 goals and 15 assists in 68 games. His plus-12 rating was second among NHL rookies.

The surgery was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

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