Florida Panthers' goaltender Scott Clemmensen will miss four to six weeks after undergoing minor knee surgery on Monday.
The Miami Herald confirmed Clemmensen had been suffering from swelling and ultimately underwent a procedure.
"There's amazing medical technology right now, so I'm very encouraged that he'll come back at 100 per cent healthy," Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen told the Herald. "As far as a timetable goes, it could be as long as a month."
With Clemmensen on the shelf, veteran netminder Jose Theodore will become the front-runner to start of the season between the pipes for the Panthers.
In 31 games with the Panthers last season, Clemmensen registered with a .911 save percentage and 2.62 goals-against-average.