Defenseman needs shoulder surgery

Updated: December 13, 2003, 12:40 PM ET
Associated Press

OTTAWA -- Ottawa Senators defenseman Anton Volchenkov will have shoulder surgery next week and could be out up to four months.

Volchenkov partially dislocated his right shoulder in the second period of Monday's 2-2 tie with Boston. Ottawa placed him on injured reserve Tuesday.

Volchenkov, in his second season with the Senators, has a goal and two assists. In 73 career games, he has four goals and 15 assists.

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