There was no sign of Milan Michalek on the ice Tuesday at Scotiabank Place.

He'll miss his second straight game here Wednesday.

The Senators winger is trying to avoid surgery for a nagging knee injury that forced him to miss 10 games earlier this season and will keep him out of the lineup against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre to start this two-game road trip.

"There's no change. We don't anticipate he'll play (vs. Montreal)," said coach Paul MacLean. "It's a day-to-day thing. We'll see how he feels. Right now, he's out for (Wednesday)."