Jay Pandolfo, who sat out the entire first-round series against the Philadelphia Flyers, will undergo shoulder surgery Tuesday to repair a torn labrum.
Pandolfo missed 17 games early in the season after sustaining the shoulder injury in a game against Pittsburgh on October 24. In that game, Rupp hit Pandolfo from behind, injuring the shoulder.
Pandolfo played with the injury the entire season.
There has been no talk about Pandolfo’s future with the team. The winger, who had 131 games of playoff experience, sat out while rookies like Matt Corrente started in his place. Pandolfo admitted being disappointed, but he dealt with the situation.
“When you’re not playing in the playoffs you want to try and stay positive and not be a distraction,” he said. “On the other side of it, you don’t really feel part of it.”
Pandolfo, who met with general manager Lou Lamoriello, has not been asked to waive his no-trade clause.