Calgary Flames general manager Darryl Sutter wrapped up a busy trade deadline day Wednesday and then announced that Todd Bertuzzi had undergone arthroscopic surgery on his knee this week.
Sutter said Bertuzzi will be out about a month.
"It was better to go in and get it cleaned up and ready to go," said Sutter, noting that Bertuzzi had been having trouble with the knee for the last couple of weeks and wasn't going to play in the last two Flames home games last weekend.
Bertuzzi had the surgery, to repair cartilage, on Tuesday.
Sutter said other injured Flames players, including Rene Bourque (high ankle sprain) and Mark Giordano
(shoulder surgery) are more long term. He suggest Giordano may not be ready to play until May. He expects Bourque to be out another four to five weeks.
Centre Daymond Langkow, (hand), is listed as day-to-day. He is not on the Flames current seven-game road trip and Sutter said he wasn't sure when Langkow would be able to return to the line-up.