Oilers C Schremp undergoes knee surgery

May 11, 2007 - 9:26 PM EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- Rob Schremp got a little taste of the NHL this past season. He hopes to be healthy enough for a bigger serving in 2007-08.

The Edmonton Oilers announced Schremp underwent successful surgery Friday to repair a torn MCL in his left knee.

Drafted 25th overall in 2004, Schremp had the procedure performed at Grey Nuns Community Hospital by Dr. David C. Reid, the team medical chief of staff of the Oilers. The 20-year-old suffered the injury on April 13 while playing for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Edmonton's American Hockey League affiliate.

Schremp is expected to rehabilitate the knee for six to eight weeks before beginning to prepare for training camp in September.

A native of Syracuse, New York, Schremp made his NHL debut with the Oilers this season, recording two shots on goal and winning 6-of-12 faceoffs in a 3-0 loss at Minnesota on April 5. The 5-11, 200-pounder spent the majority of the campaign with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, registering 17 goals and 36 assists in 69 games.

In 2005-06, Schremp had a sensational season with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, collecting 57 goals and 145 points to win the the league's scoring title.

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