Sens F Michalek to have knee surgery

Ottawa Senators forward Milan Michalek is scheduled to have knee surgery in New York.

That's according to the Citizen, which reported on Tuesday that the club is hoping the 28-year-old winger will be healthy enough to return for the postseason.

Michalek has missed 14 of the last 16 games with a right knee ailment. The nine-year veteran has totaled just two goals and 10 points in 15 appearances.

Ottawa plays in Uniondale against the Islanders later on Tuesday.