Vancouver Canucks right wing Mikael Samuelsson underwent surgery Thursday to repair an adductor tendon and sports hernia. The team announced he would be out of the lineup indefinitely.
"After consultation with our physicians it was decided that surgery was the best course of action," Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis said. "The best long-term decision for Mikael and our hockey club was to have the surgery immediately."
Samuelsson suffered the injury during the first period Game 5 of the Canucks' second-round series against the Predators, when he collided with Nashville's Nick Spaling.
In 11 playoff games, he has 1 goal, 2 assists and a minus-4 rating. His only goal was the game-winner in Game 3 of the first round against the Blackhawks.