Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas to have arthroscopic knee surgery

Radko Gudas has five points in 31 games this season.

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TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas will have arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday, the team announced Monday.

Gudas, 24, returned to Tampa on Sunday, before the Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 4-2 as part of a four-game road trip. A decision on how much time Gudas will miss will be made after the procedure.

The native of Prague, Czech Republic, hurt the knee after an awkward collision with the boards in a victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Dec. 29 at Amalie Arena. He hasn’t played since and has missed three games in the process. He has also dealt with an unrelated lower-body injury and a stomach virus this season.

Gudas has two goals and three assists in 31 games in the 2014-15 campaign.

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