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Sharks lose top pick Michalek

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San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - The San Jose will be without forward for the remainder of the season after the rookie underwent a second surgery on his right knee. Michalek, who suffered a torn ACL last Saturday, had the successful procedure done on Wednesday by team doctor Arthur Ting. Michalek also had surgery on October 17 -- less than a week after he suffered the knee injury in his second career game.

"Lightning

struck twice,"

said

executive vice

president and general manager Doug Wilson. "We expect him back and 100 percent for next year."

The 19-year-old was selected sixth overall by San Jose in last year's NHL Entry Draft. Michalek will need about four months to rehab.

Michalek, who scored a goal in his NHL debut on October 10 versus the Edmonton , had four points in six games for the Czech Republic at the 2002-03 World Junior Championships.

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