Senators' Derek Stepan to undergo shoulder surgery, miss rest of season

Vancouver Canucks centre Jay Beagle (83) fights for control of the puck with Ottawa Senators centre Derek Stepan (15) in Vancouver, Monday, January 25, 2021. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

Ottawa Senators forward Derek Stepan will undergo surgery to repair a damaged labrum in his left shoulder and will miss the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

Stepan, who was acquired by the Senators in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes in December, suffered the injury during last Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win against the Montreal Canadiens. The 30-year-old logged just over two minutes of ice time in the contest, due to what was now known to be a dislocated shoulder.

The team expects Stepan to be "fully recovered ahead of next season," general manager Pierre Dorion said in a press release.

Stepan has scored once and added five assists in his first 20 regular-season games with Ottawa.

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