The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Tuesday that left-winger Gary Roberts underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder on August 7.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Tony Miniacci of Toronto Western Hospital. The Maple Leafs do not expect to have Roberts back in their lineup until February 2003.
"He's going to be fine, but it's a long road back," said Bill Watters told the Toronto Star. "He's going to have to work hard at it, but you know he will."