Sens’ Michalek out with torn knee ligament
Ottawa Senators forward Milan Michalek will miss the rest of the
NHL playoffs because of a torn knee ligament that will require
The Senators already were without another of their top six
forwards. Alex Kovalev also has a torn knee ligament, and
defenseman Filip Kuba has an injured back.
Michalek had been playing with a brace to protect the partially
torn ligament in his left knee. Senators general manager Bryan
Murray says the ligament was completely torn during the Senators’
5-4 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Michalek needs an
operation and won’t return until next season.
Michalek will be replaced by Ryan Shannon, who is healthy but
has been held out of the lineup lately.