New York Rangers forward Jesper Fast underwent successful surgery to repair the labral in his left hip.
Fast is facing a recovery time of five months, Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton announced in a statement Monday. The procedure was performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
The 25-year-old Fast appeared in 68 games this past season, registering six goals and 15 assists while posting a plus-6 rating. He added three goals and three assists in 12 postseason games.
A restricted free agent, Fast is a candidate to be left unprotected by the team in the league's expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights.
A sixth-round pick of New York in 2010, Fast has 22 goals and 65 points over 216 games in four seasons, all with the Rangers.