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Jets defender Bogosian out at least 3 months with wrist injury

08/30/2012 06:55 EDT | Updated 10/30/2012 05:12 EDT
The Winnipeg Jets announced on Thursday that defenceman Zach Bogosian will undergo surgery to repair a ligament tear in his right wrist.

The Jets said the 22-year-old will undergo the surgery on Friday.

According to local media reports, he will be sidelined at least three months.

Bogosian set a career best with 25 assists and 30 points in 2011-12 despite missing 17 games. He had 71 penalty minutes and a minus-3 rating, the second best total among the team's regular blue-liners.

Originally selected by the franchise third overall in the 2008 draft, the Massena, N.Y., native is heading into the final season of a two-year pact worth a total of $5 million US.

He has scored 29 goals and 60 assists, with 208 penalty minutes, in 264 regular season games.

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