Another knee surgery for Amar'e Stoudemire is expected this week, placing 'stat' on the shelf for six to eight weeks, the team announced on Saturday.

Stoudemire will have a procedure on his right knee to remove tissue, the exact same operation he had on his other knee last year, according to

Stoudemire missed the first 30 games after having the same surgery, called a debridement, on his left knee during the preseason. He returned on New Year's Day and has averaged 14.2 points in 29 games as a reserve.

This comes as the Knicks are in a neck-and-neck battle with the Pacers for the Eastern Conference's second seed, hold a narrow lead in the Atlantic Division, and as Carmelo Anthony sits with knee soreness of his own.

'Melo missed his third straight game over the weekend with the knee issue.