ST. LOUIS — The Blues announced Thursday that forward Patrik Berglund will undergo surgery on his right shoulder this week and will be re-evaluated in four months.
Berglund, 27, dislocated his shoulder late in the 2013-14 regular season and re-injured it last season. He hurt it again this week training for the upcoming season. The surgery will be performed on Friday by Dr. Rick Wright of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the team announced.
The Swedish forward accumulated 27 points (12 goals, 15 assists) in 77 regular season games last season. He posted four points (two goals, two assists) in the first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild.
Berglund, who signed a three-year, $11.1 million contract last offseason, was a first-round draft pick (No. 25 overall) of the Blues back in 2006. He has 247 points (118 goals, 129 assists) in 513 career regular season games and 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in 29 playoff games.
Berglund is the second Blues player to have surgery this offseason. The team announced earlier this month that center Jori Lehtera had surgery on his ankle, an injury that occurred last season.
The injuries to Berglund and Lehtera, both top-nine forwards, will give highly-regarded prospects like Robby Fabbri and Ty Rattie a chance to earn spots on the Blues’ roster at the beginning of the regular season.
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