Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sheldon Souray underwent surgery on his right wrist Friday and will not play this season, the team announced.
The injury, which was suffered last summer, has kept Souray off the ice this season. Dr. Steve Shin of the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic relieved arthritic symptoms related to his ligament tear.
"This is a difficult situation for Sheldon and a tough loss for the team," Ducks vice president/general mangaer Bob Murray said in a statement. "Sheldon has been in pain for quite some time. This surgery was his best course of action in order to alleviate pain and discomfort and regain full mobility in his wrist."
In his first season with the Ducks in 2012-13 after sigining a three-year, $11 million contract, Souray produced seven goals and 10 assists and had a plus-19 rating.
The 37-year-old's other career stops include the New Jersey Devils, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers and Dallas Stars. He also missed the 2002-03 season because of a wrist injury.
In another move, the Western Conference-leading Ducks sent injured defenseman Luca Sbisa to the AHL on a rehab assignment.