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Murray undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Thursday, 01.10.2013 / 3:30 PM ET
By Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com (@RobMixer) / CBJ Today
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ryan Murray's road to recovery begins today.

Almost two months after suffering a serious shoulder injury in a game against the Victoria Royals, the Blue Jackets prospect and Everett Silvertips captain underwent successful surgery today to repair his shoulder. John Davidson told BlueJackets.com earlier this week that Murray's surgery was scheduled for one the next two Thursdays, and in fact, it took place this morning.

Murray is expected to make a full recovery after a rehabilitation period of approximately six months, Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson confirmed.

The 19-year-old defenseman was selected in the first round (second overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, and appeared at the Blue Jackets' annual development camp in July. He represented Canada in the Canada-Russia Challenge in August, and also captained Team WHL in the CHL Subway Super Series in Vancouver.

He was expected to be part of Team Canada at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa, Russia, but the shoulder injury guaranteed he would miss the remainder of this season.

Murray appeared in 23 games with the Silvertips this season, collecting two goals and 15 assists for 17 points with 14 penalty minutes. In 191 career WHL games, he has registered 22-99-121 with 121 penalty minutes and a cumulative +51 plus/minus rating.

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