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Milan Michalek out Monday night due to knee issue

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04:34 PM ET 03.11 | Ottawa Senators forward Milan Michalek has experienced a setback in regards to lingering issues with his knee, according to head coach Paul MacLean on Monday. Michalek was forced to miss 10 games due to the knee issue before returning for two road games last week (against the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs). After practicing on Sunday, Michalek was unavailable to practice on Monday. MacLean informally labeled Michalek as day-to-day. The issue that arises from this development is whether Michalek will require surgery on the area. He already stated that he needed to undergo a procedure at the end of the season but wanted to battle through it. That might not be a possibility, but at this point, it???s just speculation.

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March 11, 2013  04:42 PM ET

Amazed the Sens are able to ice a team every game with all their injuries...

March 11, 2013  04:47 PM ET
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Amazed the Sens are able to ice a team every game with all their injuries...

amazed that they have been able to keep their necks above the water. it's really a testament to the quality of coaching in ottawa.

March 11, 2013  04:52 PM ET
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amazed that they have been able to keep their necks above the water. it's really a testament to the quality of coaching in ottawa.

Agree with you. Also a credit to the guys that take the ice every night. They don't quit and should be proud of what they've accomplished in the face of their continuing bad luck with injuries. I wish them well.

March 11, 2013  04:59 PM ET

Agree with all of the above. We cant seem to beat them.

March 11, 2013  05:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

amazed that they have been able to keep their necks above the water.

A scary thought to pond skaters.

March 11, 2013  06:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Amazed the Sens are able to ice a team every game with all their injuries...

They're not the only ones resorting to Hocus Pocus to keep it going. Blame it on the shortened, compressed season. So ..... ultimately .... it's their own fault .... for sitting out over half a year.

 
March 11, 2013  07:23 PM ET
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They're not the only ones resorting to Hocus Pocus to keep it going. Blame it on the shortened, compressed season. So ..... ultimately .... it's their own fault .... for sitting out over half a year.

'Sitting out' being the key word.

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