Kasparaitis to have shoulder surgery Wednesday

NEW YORK -- Darius Kasparaitis is the latest New York
Ranger to need shoulder surgery.

The Rangers announced Tuesday that the Russian defenseman will
undergo surgery to repair a tear in his labrum on Wednesday.

The surgery will be performed by team physicians Dr. Andrew
Feldman and Dr. Tony Maddalo at St. Vincent's Hospital. The
doctors performed shoulder surgeries on Rangers Jaromir Jagr and
Al Montoya on Monday.

The 33-year-old Kasparaitis led the Rangers in penalty minutes
(97) in 67 games this past season. He also had two assists for
Team Russia at the 2006 Olympics.