Alex Pietrangelo will undergo minor surgery for a lower-body injury, but he is expected to be fine for the scheduled start of training camp on Sept. 21.
The procedure is projected to happen "very soon," but an exact date was not given. He sustained a sprained knee in the playoffs following a hit from Los Angeles' Dwight King, but it's unclear if that ailment is related because it was revealed in May that surgery would not be required. Pietrangelo has developed into an outstanding offensive defenseman the past two years. He scored 43 points in 2010-11 and followed that up with 51 points last season.