Gourde underwent shoulder surgery this week and will be out for approximately four months, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Gourde, who was just selected by the Kraken from the Lightning in Wednesday's Expansion Draft, won't be ready to take the ice with his new teammates immediately. The 29-year-old forward has reached 30 points in four straight seasons, including a career-high 64 in 2017-18. He'll have a tough time matching that lofty production if he misses what projects to be a quarter of the 2021-22 campaign.

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