Daniel Alfredsson is going under the knife.
The Senators captain told reporters this morning he will have surgery next week to repair a sports hernia that started bothering him after the Olympics.
Alfredsson said the recovery time is four to six weeks and he will be ready for training camp in September.
"It's been getting worse and worse. There's not a lot of time to really rest. We took care of it. It was still manageable," said Alfredsson. "I could finish up the year, but I will be ready to go come September.
"It didn't bother me in games, but then it gradually got worse and worse as the season went on."
Alfredsson said he has no plans to retire and will return next year.
"It's so hard. I'll be back next year to try to get into the playoffs," said Alfredsson.
The Senators are cleaning out their lockers Monday after being eliminated from the playoffs Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
GM Bryan Murray confirmed a Sun report Monday he isn't close to a deal with defenceman Anton Volchenkov. He will be a unrestricted free agent on July 1.
"I don't think you ever replace the shot blocking and the type of player that he is," said Murray. "We'd have to look at replacing that spot. We've got a couple of young guys that will come to camp and be very serious candidates to make your hockey team.
"If we can't do the numbers that Anton's people are looking for we have to find someone who can play that role."