Edmonton Oilers centre Rob Schremp underwent successful surgery today to repair the medial collateral ligament of his left knee.
The 5’11”, 200-pound native of Syracuse, New York suffered a tear to the ligament on April 13th in an American Hockey League regular season game while with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
The surgery was performed by Dr. David C. Reid, the Oilers’ Team Medical Chief of Staff, at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital in Edmonton.
Following the surgery, Schremp will undergo six to eight weeks of rehabilitation work prior to returning to training for the upcoming 2007-08 National Hockey League season.
The Oilers second choice in the first round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft enjoyed a productive rookie season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. In his first professional season, Schremp scored 17-36-53 with 36 penalty minutes in 69 games. He was even and netted nine powerplay goals.
Schremp made his NHL debut with the Oilers on April 5th in a 3-0 road loss to the Minnesota Wild. In his first NHL game, he was even in 13:50 minutes of playing time with one hit, two shots and was six-for-12 in the face-off circle.