General Manager Peter Chiarelli said Tuesday that forward Marco Sturm
had successful surgery on his right knee. The operation, which entailed a right knee ACL reconstruction, MCL repair, and partial lateral meniscectomy, was performed by Dr. Peter Asnis at Mass General Hospital.
Sturm sustained a torn ACL and a torn MCL in his right knee during the first period of the Bruins-Flyers game on May 1, the first game of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. His expected recovery time is an estimated six months after the surgery, meaning he would miss at least the first six weeks of the 2010-11 season.
Sturm, 31, has played 855 NHL regular-season games, scoring 234 goals and 232 assists for 466 points. The native of Germany scored 22 goals and added 15 assists for 37 points during the 2009-10 season, the seventh time in his career he surpassed the 20-goal plateau. He did not have a point in seven playoff games this season, but has scored 8 goals and 11 assists for 19 points in 52 career postseason games for San Jose and Boston.