Doctor: Burish surgery went well

Updated: September 26, 2009, 10:41 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced Friday that right wing Adam Burish underwent surgery to repair an ACL tear in his right knee, according to team physician Michael Terry, who performed the operation.

"Adam's surgery went extremely well today," Terry said. "We anticipate him back and ready to play in six months."

Burish, 26, who was injured in last Sunday's preseason game at the Minnesota Wild, has recorded 309 penalty minutes and 17 points (10 goals, 7 assists) in 156 regular-season games in the past three years with the Blackhawks.

The Hawks' ninth choice (282nd overall) in the 2002 NHL draft, Burish registered career highs with six goals and nine points in 66 regular-season contests last season before collecting five points (3 goals, 2 assists) in 17 games during his Stanley Cup Playoff debut.

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