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Dopita's knee still swelling after surgery

Updated: November 13, 2002, 5:03 PM ET
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EDMONTON, Alberta -- Waived four days ago, Edmonton Oilers center Jiri Dopita on Wednesday was placed on injured reserve due to a sore knee.

While skating on a surgically repaired right knee, Dopita has just three assists and a minus-5 rating in 13 games with the Oilers, who acquired him Philadelphia in the offseason for a pair of draft choices.

After no one claimed the 34-year-old, Edmonton placed Dopita on IR to give his knee a chance to heal. He had fluids removed from the knee ...

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