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Massena’s Bogosian out for four top six months after Friday wrist surgery

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While many National Hockey League hockey players are wondering if the start of the 2012-13 season will be delayed by a dispute between the league and its player’s association, Massena’s Zach Bogosian knows his season won’t begin for three to six months.

Bogosian had surgery on his right wrist performed Friday by Dr. Thomas Graham at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

“Zach Bogosian has been diagnosed with a chronic ligament tear in his right wrist. During off-season training, Zach experienced discomfort and was limited in his performance,” Winnipeg Jets head physician Dr. Peter MacDonald said.

In a statement released by the team Friday, Dr. MacDonald said Dr. Graham had said the surgery was successful.

“The prognosis for a return to hockey from this type of surgery is typically between four and six months,” he said in the statement.

Jets General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff, in a statement to the Winnipeg Free Press, said “We are pleased the procedure on Zach’s right wrist was successful this morning. This wrist has been an issue which has troubled him for the past couple of seasons dating back to his time in Atlanta and forced him to miss games with the Jets last season. After resuming his on-ice training earlier this month, the wrist problem flared up again to the point surgery was deemed the best option by both Dr. MacDonald and Dr. Graham,” he said.

“While we are disappointed Zach will be out for an extended period of time, we look forward to getting him to Winnipeg to begin his rehab with our training staff and getting him back on the ice as soon as possible,” Mr. Cheveldayoff said.

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