Wild's Brent Burns hospitalized overnight after surgery
Defenceman expected to be at full strength for NHL training camp in September
Brent Burns, like many of his Minnesota Wild teammates, finished the National Hockey League regular season and headed for surgery.
The fifth-year defenceman underwent surgery on his right shoulder Thursday and will remain in hospital overnight. The team said the surgery went well.
Burns' shoulder will be immobilized up to a month but the six-foot-five-inch, 220-pound rearguard should be at full strength for training camp in September.
The 24-year-old Burns posted 27 points in 59 games this season, missing the final 19 games with post-concussion symptoms, which have improved greatly.
Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom had hip surgery once the season ended, while forwards Derek Boogaard (shoulder) and Andrew Brunette (knee) also went under the knife.
Next week, defenceman Marc-Andre Bergeron will have surgery to address a disc problem in his back that bothered him occasionally last season and will require at least six weeks to recover.