Anaheim Ducks forward Dany Heatley had surgery "about three weeks ago" to address a groin injury. Heatley has been on injured reserve since mid-November,
Heatley initially injured his groin in the preseason. He attempted to return in late October but was placed on injured reserve Nov. 14 after going pointless in his first four games back and being a healthy scratch in the fifth. The team hadn't previously disclosed that Heatley underwent surgery.
Heatley returned to practice Monday and will likely travel with Anaheim for its five-game road trip that begins against the Edmonton Oilers on Friday, head coach Bruce Boudreau told the Times. It's unclear when Heatley could return to game action.
The 33-year-old joined the Ducks this season after spending the previous three years with the Minnesota Wild. He averaged 11:51 of ice time in the four games he's played this season.
- Ben Estes