A pair of Predators forwards had successful surgeries in the past 10 days to repair injuries that hampered them in the latter stages of the 2005-06 regular season and playoffs.
Winger Steve Sullivan visited Dr. Michael Brunt in St. Louis on Tuesday to have surgery to repair a sports hernia. The injury, which forced Sullivan to miss the final nine games of the season, was similar to that of teammate Scott Walker earlier in the season. In November 2005, Dr. Brunt performed the same surgery on Walker. Sullivan, who returned to play in the Predators' five playoff games, is expected to have a recovery time of six to eight weeks.
One week prior, on May 9, center David Legwand underwent surgery to repair a torn knee ligament. The operation will require four to six months of rehabilitation. Knee problems sidelined Legwand for 32 straight games in the middle of the regular season, but he returned to action down the stretch and appeared in all five playoff games.