VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Detroit Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood is expected to see Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia this week to determine if he needs surgery for his groin injury.
Osgood will back-up Jimmy Howard for tonight's game in Vancouver, then return home on Sunday. The club will recall Joey MacDonald from the Grand Rapids Griffins to serve as Howard's backup for Monday's game in Colorado.
Osgood has been bothered by this groin problem for the last couple of months. He missed all of November because of the injury.
General manager Ken Holland said they need to do "some investigating'' about Osgood's injury and that they're leaning toward sending him to see Meyers, who has performed sports hernia surgery on, among others, Kris Draper and Tomas Holmstrom.
"He's played with groin pain, it hasn't gotten better. It's gotten to be more of a concern,'' Holland said. "It's early January, it's important to get him checked out now. If he does need surgery, we'll need a period of time to get him back.
"We're going to try to be proactive, take a look at it, see what's wrong.''Story
Micheal Leighton? if he misses any REAL time that is.
Edited by Hockeytown_Ryan, 08 January 2011 - 05:14 PM.