Penguins Forward Maxime Talbot Undergoes Successful Shoulder Surgery
Recovery Expected to Take Four to Five Months
Jul 7, 2009, 11:07 AM EDT
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Maxime Talbot underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a chronic shoulder problem. His recovery is expected to take four to five months.
UPMC physician Dr. Mark Rodosky performed the surgery to repair a torn labrum in Talbot’s left shoulder.
“Max has played with this problem for quite a while and we all agreed it was best for him to have the surgery at this time,” Penguins general manager Ray Shero said. “Although he will miss training camp and the start of the season, the doctors expect him to make a complete recovery.”
Talbot, 25, has appeared in 261 career games in the NHL, collecting 42 goals and 80 points. He also scored both goals in the Penguins’ 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final this season.