Weeks after tweaking his knee in the February 13th pregame skate in Pittsburgh, Milan Michalek has finally elected to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
According to the organization, Michalek is having the procedure to remove bone chips from the same knee that forced him to miss 46 games during the 2003/04 season (torn ligament).
Michalek, who led the Senators with 35 goals last season, opted originally to wait and see if the injured knee would respond to time and rest; preferring to play through the injury and postpone surgery until the offseason. Although he eventually wound up playing in two consecutive games on March 6th and 8th, registering an assist in each, it came to a point where he and the organization decided that getting corrective surgery now was the best option.
On one hand, I can’t blame a player for wanting to delay surgery; especially given the circumstances. His already short-manned team was fighting for a playoff spot, and he wanted to ...