Edmonton Oilers prospect Rob Schremp underwent knee surgery on Friday and willrequire six to eight weeks of rehabilitation.

The 20-year-old rookie suffered a medial collateral ligament tear in his left knee in an American Hockey League game in April. The surgery was performed by Dr. David Reid, the Oilers' medical chief of staff.

Drafted 25th overall by Edmonton in the 2004 NHL entry draft, Schremp had 17 goals and 36 assists in 69 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Just one week before his injury, Schremp saw his only NHL action, playing 14 minutes and registering two shots when the Oilers played Minnesota.

The Syracuse, N.Y., native played for four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League and racked up 154 goals and 230 assists in 247 games.

Schremp had 29 points (13G, 16A) in the 2005 playoffs as the London Knights stormed through the OHL and won the Memorial Cup. The team included Danny Syvret, also on the Edmonton roster.

Schremp is expected to recover in time for training camp.

With files from the Canadian Press