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Jacob de la Rose underwent wrist surgery

The Swedish forward will be out three months

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

It was an eventful day for the birthday boy. The Habs have announced that rookie forward Jacob de la Rose underwent successful wrist surgery today.

The three month timeline puts him at an early September recovery, which means he should be ready to go for training camp.

The 2013 second-round draft pick started the season with the Hamilton Bulldogs in the AHL, producing six goals and 5 assists in 37 games. Following a call-up with the Habs, de la Rose netted four goals and two assists in 33 games. Michel Therrien was quite impressed with de la Rose from the get-go, not for his offensive flair, which is limited, but for his well-honed defensive prowess. He spent the majority of the season on the bottom line, adding a much-needed defensive presence to the mix.