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Blah, easy surgery... almost not worthy of posting about :)

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Anaheim defenseman Scott Niedermayer underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery on Monday and is expected to be sidelined the next three to four weeks.

Dr. Ronald Glousman performed the operation at the Kerlan-Job Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Niedermayer had a medial meniscus tear removed.

The 32-year-old defenseman won an Olympic gold medal with Canada in 2002, but decided to skip this year's Winter Games in Torino.

In his first year with Anaheim, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound blue liner has played in 57 games while recording nine goals and 33 assists for 42 points with 70 penalty minutes.

Before joining the Ducks, Niedermayer spent his first 12-plus NHL seasons with the New Jersey Devils. In 2003-04 he tallied 14 goals and 40 assists in 81 games, recording a plus-20 rating in the process. The stellar showing that season earned him the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman.

He is a three-time Stanley Cup champion, winning with the Devils in 1995, 2000 and 2003.

02/13 21:11:26 ET
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