Penguins' Whitney undergoes successful surgery

Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Ryan Whitney underwent wrist surgery on Thursday.

Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Ryan Whitney had surgery on his left wrist on Thursday.

The Penguins' Ryan Whitney, shown playing the Ottawa Senators in Pittsburgh on April 17, had wrist surgery Tuesday. ((Keith Srakocic/Associated Press))
The 24-year-old will need six to eight weeks of rehabilitation, but is expected to be ready to play by the start of training camp in September.

Whitney tied for sixth in scoring among NHL defencemen in the regular season,with 59 points (14 goals and45 assists) in 81 games.