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Gaborik facing surgery as soon as Thursday

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07:09 AM ET 05.02 | 'Tis the season not only for playoff hockey, but also surgical repairs, and Blue Jackets winger Marian Gaborik is set for abdominal surgery. [The operation] will require a three- to four-week recovery, forcing him to miss playing for Slovakia in the IIHF World Championships. According to one of Gaborik's agents, the surgery is to repair an area of his abdomen where a hernia surgery was performed in 2001. ... [Gaborik] is expected to be 100 percent for the start of Blue Jackets training camp. Gaborik traveled to Philadelphia on Tuesday with Blue Jackets trainer Mike Vogt, and they were met there by one of Gaborik's agents, Ron Salcer. Dr. William Meyers, who has treated some of the biggest names in sports, [examined] Gaborik. Surgery will be performed soon, perhaps on Thursday.

The Columbus Dispatch

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May 2, 2013  08:56 AM ET

Nagging injury? Might explain a few things.

May 2, 2013  09:06 AM ET

here's hoping the best for him....

May 2, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Columbus made a good run this year. it would have been fun to see them sneak into the 8 spot --(said with no disrespect to the Wild)

May 2, 2013  09:24 AM ET

I know what that's like.

May 2, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

here's hoping the best for him....

+1

May 2, 2013  09:48 AM ET

Things should turn around for the CBJ next season. It will be interesting with them being in the East now.

May 2, 2013  10:36 AM ET
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Things should turn around for the CBJ next season. It will be interesting with them being in the East now.

might be tougher you know.
Pitts, wash, NYR, Mtl, Bos, a resurgent Islanders...last night notwithstanding

May 2, 2013  10:38 AM ET
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might be tougher you know.Pitts, wash, NYR, Mtl, Bos, a resurgent Islanders...last night notwithstanding

You left out the Leafs. ;)

May 2, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Columbus made a good run this year. it would have been fun to see them sneak into the 8 spot --(said with no disrespect to the Wild)

I had nightmares about the Blue Jackets making the playoffs and Bob/Leighton leading them to the Cup Finals.

May 2, 2013  10:50 AM ET
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You left out the Leafs. ;)

He obviously watched last night's game.

May 2, 2013  11:10 AM ET

Damaged goods?

May 2, 2013  11:11 AM ET
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Nagging injury? Might explain a few things.

Oh, yeah? Like what? He's an injury looking for a place to happen. He'll be hurt again as soon as he's well.

May 2, 2013  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Oh, yeah? Like what? He's an injury looking for a place to happen. He'll be hurt again as soon as he's well.

Fleeced CBJ again?

May 2, 2013  01:26 PM ET
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Fleeced CBJ again?

Yea, they got the wool pulled over their eyes.

May 2, 2013  01:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I had nightmares about the Blue Jackets making the playoffs and Bob/Leighton leading them to the Cup Finals.

...but in game 6, Malkin wrists a weak one from deep in the left corner towards Leighton....

kind gives you the cold sweats...ugh

May 2, 2013  02:12 PM ET
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Yea, they got the wool pulled over their eyes.

they cerainly aren't sheepish about doing these deals though

May 2, 2013  03:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

they certainly aren't sheepish about doing these deals though

I'm calling ewe out. That's just baaaaaaaaa-d.

May 2, 2013  03:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I'm calling ewe out. That's just baaaaaaaaa-d.

I thought I would try to ram that one through, sorry

 
May 2, 2013  03:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

I thought I would try to ram that one through, sorry

My favourite sheep musical?

Hello Dolly.

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