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VALERI BURE EXPECTED TO UNDERGO HIP SURGERY

Sunday, 01.22.2006 / 2:46 PM / Los Angeles Kings | News
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VALERI BURE EXPECTED TO UNDERGO HIP SURGERY
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Kings right wing Valeri Bure is expected to undergo a surgical procedure Monday to repair a defect in his right hip, Kings President, Hockey Operations/General Manager Dave Taylor announced.

The surgical procedure is scheduled to be performed by hip surgeon Marc Philippon in Vale, Colorado.

Bure, 31, has not played a regular season game with the Kings this season after signing with the club as a free agent on August 12. In 621 career NHL regular season games with Dallas, Florida, St. Louis, Calgary and Montreal, the 5-11, 180-pound native of Moscow, Russia, has 400 points (174-226=400) and 221 penalty minutes.