Chris Osgood Has Successful Hernia Surgery

The Detroit Red Wings tweeted this afternoon that Chris Osgood underwent successful sports hernia surgery in Philadelphia today.

The standard recovery for a hernia procedure such as this is six to eight weeks. That being said, Kris Draper only missed six weeks after undergoing the same surgery back in mid-October. Osgood already missed 13 games due to the injury in November.

Youngster Joey MacDonald, who was called up from Grand Rapids before the news on Osgood surfaced, will back up Jimmy Howard in the same fashion Osgood has this season. That means MacDonald will play when the Wings have back-to-backs, which they have this upcoming weekend against the Blue Jackets in the form of a home-and-home. 

MacDonald actually saw some ice time in yesterday's 5-4 loss to the Avalanche because Jimmy Howard allowed four goals on ten shots. MacDonald was unfairly given the loss because he gave up what turned out to be the game winning goal. 

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.