The Philadelphia Flyers injury situation went from bad to worse Monday with the news that Keith Jones will undergo arthroscopic surgery within the next 48 hours to determine exactly what is wrong with his left knee.
He could be lost for up to six weeks.
"I don't like the feel of it," said a deeply concerned Jones. "I have no idea when I'm going to play again."
Jones' surgery means that the Flyers begin the season not knowing who will play right wing on their top line with Eric Lindros and John LeClair. Rod Brind'Amour had taken his spot. But Brind'Amour is also out with a hairline fracture of the left foot that will cause him to miss two to four weeks.
Ten move in waiver draft
NEW YORK -- The expansion Atlanta Thrashers and the Vancouver Canucks were the busiest teams during Monday's NHL waiver draft, with both selecting two players apiece.
The Thrashers took center Jeff Williams from the New Jersey Devils and right wing Ladislav Kohn from the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kohn was then traded to Anaheim for an eighth-round pick in the 2000 entry draft.
The Canucks claimed defensemen Chris Joseph from the Ottawa Senators and John Namestnikov from the New York Rangers A total of 10 players changed teams as the Devils also lost defenseman Ken Sutton to the Washington Capitals.
The other players selected were defenseman Ladislav Benysek by Anaheim from the Edmonton Oilers, Jamie Rivers by the New York Islanders from St. Louis, and defenseman Rich Brennan by the Los Angeles Kings from the Nashville Predators; center Viacheslav Butsayev by the Tampa Bay Lightning from the Senators; center Terry Yake from Atlanta to St. Louis.