Ryan Kesler out 12 weeks after hip surgery


Ryan Kesler is no stranger to hip surgery.

He underwent an operation in the summer of 2011 following Vancouver’s Stanley Cup Final loss. And on Saturday, the Anaheim Ducks announced the 32-year-old center had hip surgery last week — a general “cleaning” that included the removal of bone fragments.

The Ducks’ forward is expected to be out 12 weeks, when the club states he will be able to resume full activity.

Kesler appeared in 17 playoff games this spring, with one goal and eight points, often matched up against the opposition’s best centers. That includes Connor McDavid of the Oilers in the second round and Ryan Johansen of the Predators prior to his injury in the Western Conference Final.

Related: Kesler calls Game 6 loss to Nashville the ‘toughest’ of his career