Bell's operation was successful, Ferguson said.
The 27-year-old player was injured Jan. 3 during a fight in the third period of a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Bell has two goals and five assists in 26 games this season. He also has played for the San Jose Sharks and Chicago Blackhawks in a seven-year NHL career.
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