The Lightning announced today that goaltender Olaf Kolzig
will probably miss the remainder of the regular season with a distal biceps tendon rupture in his left forearm.
The exact time-table for recovery will be about 3-4 months. He will undergo a surgical procedure by Dr. Ben Shaffer in Washington on Saturday.
Shaffer, a doctor for the Washington Capitals
, has operated on Kolzig before.
"Its not completely torn, but it is probably one shot way from it," Kolzig said today.
Lightning Head Athletic Trainer Tom Mulligan told the media today that the tendon isn’t completely ruptured, but anything more than 50 percent torn is considered to be ruptured. Mulligan likened the injury to that of New Jersey's Martin Brodeur
, but did say he didn't know the full extent of the Devils net minder's injury.
Read more from The Lightning Insider