King hopes to return to game action early than the mid-November timeline. He started skating 10 days ago and will skate with full equipment, albeit with a no-contact injury jersey, in another 10.
He underwent the surgery in May after suffering the tear from a hit sustained in a January game against Nebraska-Omaha. He played in five games (no points) before the injury ended his rookie season.
“We hoped it would heal on its own but we decided surgery was needed,” he said before Tuesday’s practice. “It’s good to be at practice and see everyone on the ice.”