From the Rangers:
FEDOTENKO SIDELINED FOLLOWING APPENDECTOMY
New York, February 2, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced that forward Ruslan Fedotenko underwent an appendectomy today, and will be sidelined for three weeks. The surgery was performed by Dr. Ronald Simon at the New York University Tisch Hospital in Manhattan.
Fedotenko has missed the last five games due to a shoulder separation sustained during the second period of a 7-0 win vs. Toronto on January 19. He has registered nine goals and 10 assists for 19 points, along with 16 penalty minutes and a plus-eight rating in 48 games this season. The Rangers have posted a record of 8-0-1 when he tallies a goal, and are 12-2-2 when he registers a point. Fedotenko also ranked fourth on the team with 106 hits at the time of his injury. The 10 year NHL veteran skated in his 700th career game on November 24 at Tampa Bay.
Also, Mitch Beck just informed me that Tom Renney’s father, Tom Sr., passed away. Our thoughts are with the Renney family.