Winnipeg Jets center Jim Slater has undergone hip surgery and is expected back for training camp in September.
Left wing Alex Tanguay will undergo hip surgery on Friday and miss the remainder of the season, Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy said after Thursday's practice.
The Florida Panthers have activated defenseman and captain Ed Jovanovski from injured reserve and say he'll make his season debut Saturday against Nashville.
Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has an E. coli infection in his hip, a source confirmed to ESPN.com on Tuesday.
Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne will miss at least four weeks after he has arthroscopic surgery on his hip.
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Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 43 shots and Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist and the Edmonton Oilers shut out the St. Louis Blues 3-0 Tuesday.
The Philadelphia Flyers put Jody Shelley on injured reserve Tuesday, and he will have surgery on his hip in about a week, general manager Paul Holmgren told CSNPhilly.com.
Carolina Hurricanes forward Tuomo Ruutu recently had hip surgery and is expected to be out until at least early May, a league source told ESPN.
Senators defenseman Jared Cowen is out of action for six to eight months following surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip.
Flyers defenseman Andreas Lilja had left hip surgery last month, and is expected back in late October or early November.
Florida Panthers right wing Kris Versteeg is recovering from surgery to repair a cyst problem that impaired mobility in his left hip.
Mike Comrie, who twice scored at least 30 goals in a season, retired from the NHL on Monday after a third hip operation in five years.
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Ryan Kesler has been cleared for contact for the first time since hip surgery just over two months ago, the Canucks announced Wednesday.