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WASHINGTON — New York Rangers defenseman Kellen Wallace is not expected to return from his season-ending shoulder injury this weekend against the Ottawa Senators.

Wallace will have surgery on his right shoulder, coach Alain Vigneault said Thursday.

Wallace’s injury is similar to the one that sidelined him for three months last year, and the Rangers have said he is not ready for prime time.

Wallace was injured when a puck was deflected by teammate Derek Stepan in the third period of a 4-2 Rangers loss in the first game back after missing the last three months with a lower-body injury. “

We will do everything in our power to get him ready for the game.”

Wallace was injured when a puck was deflected by teammate Derek Stepan in the third period of a 4-2 Rangers loss in the first game back after missing the last three months with a lower-body injury.

Wallace was in uniform when the Rangers hosted the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden on Friday night.