facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Senators' Kovalev to miss playoffs

April 10, 2010 at 5:25 PM   |   Comments

OTTAWA, April 10 (UPI) -- Ottawa Senators forward Alex Kovalev has a torn knee ligament and will miss the upcoming playoffs, team officials said Saturday.

Senators General Manager Bryan Murray confirmed that Kovalev -- considered a key to Ottawa's post-season hopes -- had completely torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will require season-ending surgery, NHL.com reported.

"(Kovalev) has a completely torn ACL and a deep bone bruise, which has caused him a fair amount of pain," Murray told reporters. "He will have surgery in probably two weeks and certainly this year is over. The normal rehab, they tell me is, 3 1/2-to-four months.

"That's pretty much the playoff story for him at this point in time."

Kovalev suffered the injury Thursday during the Senators' loss at Tampa Bay and underwent an examination Friday.

The free-agent signee had racked up 49 points, including 18 goals, this season and was Ottawa's fourth-leading scorer, the Web site said.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
A's get it Dunn against Mariners
2
Extra Points: Officials may be story in Seattle again
3
Astros fire Bo Porter
4
Cubs deal fading Brewers sixth straight loss
5
Bears add LS Cain
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback