Reinforcements have arrived just in time for the Battle of Ontario. Coach Paul MacLean will have roster decisions to make Wednesday after winger Milan Michalek declared he's ready to return from a knee injury and winger Mark Stone was recalled from the club's AHL affiliate in Binghamton. Michalek, who has missed 10 games as a result of knee injury that has been nagging him all season, told reporters after skating Tuesday at the Bell Sensplex he'll be ready to suit up against the Toronto Maple Leafs. "I'm ready and I'm excited," said Michalek. Michalek confirmed a Sun report the possibility of surgery was discussed with a specialist, but both sides have opted to see if he can play through the injury and then have a procedure done at the end of the season. The Senators and Michalek are hopeful the rest and rehabilitation will allow him to stay healthy. "It's good right now," said Michalek, who has two goals and six assists in 13 games this season. "No (he's not worried). It feels good, so I don't think about it. I'm just looking forward to playing. "It just happened. It just swelled up on me. I'll have to deal with some pain for now and have to get (surgery) at the end of the season. Hopefully, it feels good. I feel pretty comfortable. I had good practices and I've been working hard. I think I'm ready."
Sens call in reinforcements including Milan Michalek
Ottawa Sun | Mar 6