Surgery may finish Blues' Kariya for season

Updated: December 27, 2008, 10:32 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues left wing Paul Kariya will have surgery on his left hip and could miss the rest of the season, the latest hit for a franchise beset by injuries to key players.

The 34-year-old Kariya hasn't played since Nov. 5 in Anaheim, when his body was wrenched by a hit from behind and he tore muscle fibers near the top of his thigh. He had apparently recovered from the initial injury and skated with the team three days this week, but cut short his workout Friday ...

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