Daniel Alfredsson Goes Under the Knife: Time to Panic in Ottawa?

Spencer CallaghanAnalyst IOctober 10, 2008

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.