The Philadelphia Flyers announced Monday that defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere will miss two to three weeks after undergoing surgery on a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
Gosti is expected to be out for two to five weeks.
Philadelphia is hoping that the recovery time is long enough for Gost to be back on the ice by Oct. 6 against the Florida Panthers.
Gosti had been one of the Flyers’ top offensive threats the past few seasons, but the shoulder injury was something of a surprise.
The Flyers drafted Gost in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft.
The 23-year-old has appeared in 14 games this season for Philadelphia, registering two goals and five points.
“We have been hopeful that he could return for the first two games of the season and we’ll get a better sense of how he feels,” Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement.
“But this is something that we need to take care of right now.
I want to thank Shayne for all his hard work over the past several years and I want him to be a part of the Philadelphia Flyers family for years to come.”
Gostisbethere had missed the past two games due to the injury.