Sportsnet is reporting that Daniel Alfredsson will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery...TODAY!
Earlier reports, and comments from Alfie himself, had suggested he was 100-percent recovered from his injuries from last season, inflicted by the hand of convicted felon and now unemployed ex-Leaf Mark Bell.
So what gives?
Missing Alfredsson for any length of time would be a huge blow to the Senators, especially as they try to get off to a fast start to the season to shake of the negativity of last year.
Is there a doctor in the house? Is this one of those quick and painless routine procedures to clean up the knee or something much worse?
According to a team press release, the arthroscopic surgery is designed to remove a bone chip in Alfredsson's right knee that was dislodged during the Senators' second game of the season against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, Oct. 5.