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Simon Gagne Out Four to Six Weeks After Hip Surgery

PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 25:  Simon Gagne #12 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs  at the Wachovia Center on April 25, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Flyers 5-3 to win the series 4 games to 2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Chris DiFrancescoAnalyst IMay 28, 2009

It was announced today that Flyers winger Simon Gagne had successful hip surgery to remove a bone spur and adhesions caused by the spur in his right hip, according to GM Paul Holmgren.

Gagne, 29, had surgery in Nashville, Tennessee. The longest-tenured Flyer will begin his rehab assignment tomorrow and is expected to make a full recovery within 4-6 weeks.

Gagne had 34 goals and 40 assists for 74 points last season.

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