Del Zotto undergoes successful surgery

Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto had a successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a sports hernia, the Rangers announced. Del Zotto is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, according to the release.

The Rangers first-round pick in the 2008 Draft, Del Zotto scored just two goals and added nine assists in 47 games before spending the end of the season with AHL affiliate Connecticut. Del Zotto had a great rookie season, but slipped this past year in his sophomore campaign.