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Al Montoya undergoes surgery on left knee

New York Islanders goalie Al Montoya (35) reacts

New York Islanders goalie Al Montoya (35) reacts after a goal was scored during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers. (March 15, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

Islanders goaltender Al Montoya underwent successful surgery last week to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, the team confirmed.

Montoya suffered the injury while playing for Team USA's in this year's World Championships in Slovakia; the 26-year-old finished with a .871 save percentage and 2.60 GAA in 4 games played for USA.

Although the Islanders said he should be 100% by training camp in September, this means that the team's top three goaltenders heading into camp this September--Montoya, Kevin Poulin and Rick DiPietro--will all be bouncing back from some sort of knee injury this past season.

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