So I wasn't expecting this, but Oscar Lindberg had successful surgery on his bilateral hip labral. From the Rangers:
OFFICIAL: #NYR Oscar Lindberg underwent a successful simultaneous bilateral hip labral repair. The expected recovery time is six months.— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 6, 2016
Not sure if this had anything to do with him sitting for a good portion of the back half of the year -- although it should be noted he did play in the playoffs -- but it is interesting.
Lindberg is expected to be out for six months, which pits him back somewhere around October/November. On the shorter end he might be healthy (not in game shape, but healthy) by the time the regular season starts, but this does complicate things a little moving forward.
As always, the Rangers broke the news themselves. Maybe they'll have more good news with a signing or two in the coming hours?
Updated note: Simultaneous here means he had surgery on BOTH hips. Woof.