Canadiens prospect Louis Leblanc will undergo shoulder surgery on Tuesday, according to published reports.
The surgery will be done in Pensacola, Fla., by James Andrews, the same surgeon who operated on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Leblanc was injured several weeks ago, and played through the injury during the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League postseason with the Montreal Juniors.
The arthroscopic surgery will determine the severity of the injury and how long Leblanc will need to rehab the shoulder. Recovery time could be as little as four weeks, but if the injury is more serious, Leblanc could miss between four and six months of action.
Leblanc was the Canadiens first choice, 18th overall, in the 2009 NHL entry draft.
In his first season with the Juniors, he recorded 26 goals and 32 assists in 51 games. The Pointe Claire native also won a silver medal at the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championship with Team Canada.