Rene Bourque: Undergoes Abdominal Surgery Staff

Update: Bourque underwent abdominal surgery and is expected to miss 8-to-12 weeks, Arpon Basu of reports.

Recommendation: Bourque tore his abdominal wall during offseason training and it now looks like he could miss the early part of the season, assuming there's no impending lockout. He was acquired by the Canadiens in a midseason trade that sent Mike Cammallerri to the Flames, but was unimpressive in his time with the Habs, tallying just eight points in 38 games while registering a minus-16.

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