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Michalek out indefinitely

Tuesday, 03.19.2013 / 3:37 PM ET
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.

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
2 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
3 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
4 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
5 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
6 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
7 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
8 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Wiercioch 6 2 2 0 4
M. Zibanejad 6 1 3 0 4
E. Karlsson 6 1 3 -2 4
M. Stone 6 0 4 0 4
M. Hoffman 6 1 2 -3 3
B. Ryan 6 2 0 1 2
C. MacArthur 6 2 0 -2 2
K. Turris 6 1 1 -2 2
C. Ceci 6 0 2 0 2
M. Michalek 6 1 0 -2 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 2 2 1 .972 0.97
A. Hammond 0 2 1 .914 3.44