Wild's Brunette to have surgery on torn ACL

Minnesota Wild forward Andrew Brunette said Monday he will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right knee and hopes to be ready for training camp in September.

Minnesota Wild forward Andrew Brunette said Monday he will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right knee and hopes to be ready for training camp in September.

Brunette tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee back in January, but he still managed to play the final three months of the regular season.

The 35-year-old had played in 509 consecutive games before the injury forced him to sit out of the lineup. It was the longest active streak in the NHL at the time. He returned to the ice with a knee brace after only a week of recuperation.

Brunette, who signed a three-year, $7-million US contract with the Wild last summer, finished with 22 goals and 28 assists.

With files from the Associated Press