February 14, 2013
Senators owner Eugene Melnyk 'outraged' over loss of Erik Karlsson
By BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson is helped off the ice in Pittsburgh Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 after his achilles tendon was lacerated by the skate blade of Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke. (JOE SARGENT/NHLI via Getty Images)

OTTAWA - On Valentine's Day, Eugene Melnyk was seeing red.

The Senators owner was "outraged" his club will be without top defenceman Erik Karlsson for the season after he had surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon that was sliced by the skate of Pittsburgh Penguins winger Matt Cooke Wednesday.

"I hoped this wasn't what I thought it was ... and it was," Melnyk told QMI Agency on Thursday when asked about his initial reaction to the injury in a 4-2 loss in Pittsburgh. "I just didn't know how bad it was. I didn't realize that it cut that deep."



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