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Michalek out indefinitely

Tuesday, 19.03.2013 / 3:37 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog
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Michalek out indefinitely



For those of you who missed it earlier today, Milan Michalek will not be suiting up for the Sens any time soon.

Michalek was injured in the warmups prior to the February 13 game in Pittsburgh. He sat out the better part of a month with the injury and returned for two games this month, where he picked up two points. He experienced some discomfort after his second game back and hasn't played since.

There is currently no timetable for his return after he underwent surgery in New York today.

Obviously not having the option to play Michalek is a blow for the team but at this point it is probably best for him to rest up and let the knee heal fully. It's unknown how long the recovery will take but given the nature of the injury and recovery of others who have had similar procedures, it's not inconceivable for Michalek to return for the post-season, should the Sens make it.

With the team playing so well it would have been a big boost to have what Michalek brings on a nightly basis, but this is still a player who is just 28. As someone, one hopes, with plenty of miles left in the tank, his long term health has to be taken into consideration beyond the 2013 season.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
3 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
4 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
5 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
6 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
7 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
8 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 62 15 34 1 49
B. Ryan 58 17 31 9 48
K. Turris 62 16 29 -3 45
M. Hoffman 59 23 17 24 40
M. Stone 60 15 25 12 40
M. Zibanejad 60 16 19 3 35
C. MacArthur 53 13 13 -10 26
M. Michalek 57 11 15 -1 26
D. Legwand 60 8 14 -4 22
A. Chiasson 56 9 12 -8 21
 
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C. Anderson 13 11 7 .927 2.37
R. Lehner 9 12 3 .905 3.02