Vancouver Canuck centre Ryan Kesler has undergone hip surgery, the NHL team said in a release Tuesday.
The Selke Trophy winner is expected to make a full recovery in 10-to-12 weeks.
Kesler needed the operation to repair his labrum, which is a type of cartilage that surrounds the socket of ball-and-socket joints. It helps to provide stability to the joint while allowing flexibility and motion.
Kesler had a career-high 41 goals and added 32 assists in 82 games with the Canucks last year. In 25 playoff games he added seven goals and 12 assists.