Brad Marchand is expected to be out for the start of next season after the Boston Bruins forward had hip surgery Friday.
Marchand had a hip arthroscopy and labral repair on both hips. The expected recovery time is six months.
Marchand led the Bruins in points (80) and was second in goals (32) behind David Pastrnak (40) in 70 regular-season games this season. He led them in goals (four), assists (seven) and points (11) in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Boston lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in seven games in the Eastern Conference First Round.
“I’m going to need something done this summer or next summer, but we’ll kind of take a look at that,” Marchand said after Boston’s season ended. “I haven’t talked to the doctors yet. We’ll go through that today and decide what we’re going to do.”
Marchand has scored at least 24 goals in each of the past nine seasons and has at least 80 points in five of the past six seasons.
Selected by Boston in the third round (No. 71) of the 2006 NHL Draft, Marchand ranks sixth in Bruins history in goals (351), seventh in points (795), ninth in assists (444) and 10th in games (874).
He has 118 points (49 goals, 69 assists) in 139 playoff games and won the Stanley Cup in 2011.
NHL.com staff writer Amalie Benjamin contributed to this report