Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei
Emelin underwent reconstructive surgery on Tuesday to repair damage to both
the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his left knee
Emelin was lost for the year in early April with what was originally deemed a
torn ligament in the knee.
The 27-year-old rearguard was injured during the first period of an April 6
2-1 win over Boston when he collided with Bruins forward Milan Lucic.
Emelin appeared to line himself up to initiate contact against the burly
Boston forward, but got the worst of the exchange and fell awkwardly to the
In 38 games this season, the second-year blueliner posted three goals and nine
assists. Emelin's recovery time is expected to be six months.
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