NHL-National Hockey League roundup

Nov 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Tampa Bay Lighting captain Steven Stamkos will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus, according to multiple reports. TSN Canada's Bob McKenzie reported Stamkos traveled to Vail, Colo,. to have the procedure performed by knee specialist Dr. Robert LaPrade. The report was also confirmed by the Tampa Bay Times. There is not an official timetable for his return but the procedure includes a rehab period of four to six months, meaning Stamkos will likely return in mid-March at the earliest. - - The Minnesota Wild assigned left wing Joel Eriksson Ek to Farjestad BK of the Swedish Elite League. Eriksson Ek scored two goals and recorded five points in nine games with the Wild. Had he appeared in 10th game, the first year of his three-year deal would kick in giving the Wild another a 49th contract on the roster, one shy of the league maximum. - - The Buffalo Sabres recalled defenseman Taylor Fedun from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. Fedun, 28, has two goals and 10 assists in 14 games with the Americans. He ranks second among AHL defenseman in assists and tied for fourth in points (12). (Editing by Frank Pingue)