Ranger has surgery
The team reports that defenseman Paul Ranger underwent successful arthroscopic surgery this week to repair the labrum in his right shoulder. The surgery was performed by orthopedist Dr. James Andrews at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Andrews performed a similar procedure on Vinny Lecavalier last week.
Ranger has begun his rehabilitation under the supervision of the Lightning medical staff and he’s expected to be ready for next season.
Ranger, 23, hurt the shoulder March 19 when he was checked into the glass by Buffalo's Daniel Paille. He missed the rest of the season, finishing with 10 goals and 21 assists.