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Ottawa's Michalek mending after surgery

Sept. 17, 2012 at 5:17 PM

OTTAWA, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Ottawa Senators forward Milan Michalek is recovering after surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle.

The (Ottawa) Citizen reported Monday Michalek was hurt during training in August. The procedure to repair the muscle tear was performed last week in Philadelphia.

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It is expected it will take Michalek four to six weeks to recover.

All NHL players have been locked out by the NHL during their collective bargaining dispute.

Michalek posted a career-best 35 goals along with 25 assists in 77 games last season.

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