Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Milan Michalek back on the ice following abdominal surgery

Milan Michalek, Dwayne Roloson

Ottawa Senators left wing Milan Michalek (9), of the Czech Republic, shoots the puck on Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. Ottawa won 7-3. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)


It was just a couple weeks ago when Ottawa forward Milan Michalek went in for abdominal surgery but he’s already back to work on the ice.

Ken Warren of Senators Extra was on the scene at the Senators players’ informal practice and while Michalek was sporting a no-contact jersey, he was out there working with both Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson. If that doesn’t get you longing for the regular season to be saved, then you must be a Leafs fan.

Michalek is one of the few, the proud, the injured in hockey-related activities who will continue to get paid during the lockout. He might want to slow down on the progress, however, if he wants to pick up any further checks. That or he should hope things get settled in short order so he and the rest of that top line can get back on the ice for real.