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Halpern injures knee at world championship, expected to need surgery

Tampa Bay Lightning center Jeff Halpern has suffered a right knee injury that is expected to require surgery.

Halpern sustained the injury during the third period of Team USA’s 5-4 loss against Canada at the IIHF World Championships in Halifax Tuesday. Halpern is serving as captain of Team USA at the tournament.

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Halpern will travel to Washington, D.C., today to see Dr. Benjamin Shaffer, team physician for the Washington Capitals. Dr. Shaffer performed surgery on Halpern’s left knee in 2002 to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.