Flyers forward Simon Gagne had surgery yesterday to remove a bone spur and adhesions that built up in his right hip.

"Simon will begin rehab tomorrow and is expected to be fully recovered in four to six weeks," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement released by the team. The surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville.

Gagne had 34 goals and 74 points in 79 games for the Flyers during the 2008-09 season.

"I feel pretty good," Gagne said in the statement from the team. The surgery was only the second biggest event of his week. His wife, Karine, gave birth to the couple's first child, Matthew, on Saturday.

As for the sore hip, Gagne was asked if the ailment effected him late in the season and in the playoffs.

"Not really in the playoffs," Gagne said. "We were able to treat it with some pain relief medicine before games to take the edge off the pain. But during the regular season there were some up and downs but I was still able to play. I didn't have to stop because of the pain. The pain was there once in a while but it was something that I was okay to play with."