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Breaking: Hart Trophy candidate reveals devastating injury, undergoes surgery

Ouch. What a tough break. Here’s hoping he can make a full recovery.

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The New Jersey Devils have announced that superstar winger Taylor has undergone successful surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left hand.

Here’s the full press release courtesy of the team’s official website:

On Friday, April 30, Taylor Hall underwent successful surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left hand. The procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Hotchkiss at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Hall suffered the initial injury in late December, but was able to play with it under the care and management of New Jersey's medical staff. It was not the injury that kept him out of the All-Star Game in January. He will be ready for training camp in September. 

Ouch. That’s got to hurt.

The 26 year old Hall was recently named as one of the finalists for the Hart Trophy as league MVP along with Colorado Avalanche sniper Nathan MacKinnon and Los Angeles Kings captain Anze Kopitar. The fact that he was able put forth an MVP worthy performance, despite suffering through a wrist injury is nothing short of remarkable.

Hall almost singlehandedly willed his Devils into the playoffs this season, thanks to an incredible 39 goal, 93 point campaign. His point total represents a 41 point gap between himself and the Devils’ next leading scorer, rookie Nico Hischier with 52 points. Again… remarkable.

The former first overall pick of the Edmonton Oilers from the 2010 NHL Entry Draft had an incredible bounce back season in New Jersey following a rocky 20 goal, 53 point campaign from a year ago, his first since being acquired from the Oilers in exchange for defenseman Adam Larsson in the summer of 2016.

The Devils also announced that goaltender Corey Schneider and pending free-agent Patrick Maroon have also undergone successful surgery. Read below for the official press release regarding these two Devils players:

Last Tuesday, Cory Schneider underwent successful surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left hip. The procedure was performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Schneider's recovery time is approximately five months and Dr. Kelly expects him to make a full recovery. Further updates regarding his progress will be provided later in the summer as available.  
On Wednesday,  underwent successful surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back. The procedure was performed by Dr. Andrew Sama at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He will be able to resume off-season training and preparation programs before the start of training camp.