Well that figures.
From the Stars official press release:
Frisco, Tex. -- Dallas Stars center Mike Modano underwent surgery today for an appendectomy and will be out of action indefinitely. He is not expected to play in the Stars’ home game vs. San Jose on Tuesday evening.
Modano, 39, did not practice with the team today. He has appeared in all 68 of Dallas’ games this season (one of three players to do so; also Loui Eriksson and Stephane Robidas), scoring 13 goals and 13 assists for 26 points with 20 penalty minutes.
I don't really have much more to add. Obviously his absence will be felt on the third line. And for a team that's had the kind of defensive problems lately that the Stars have had, this couldn't have occurred at a worse time.
Let's just hope Mo is resting comfortably and that he'll be able to return rather soon.
Because like Art said on Twitter, it would suck for Modano's career to end in Dallas because of a freaking appendectomy.
[UPDATE] Mike Heika has Mo's digits:
UPDATE: I texted Modano and he was kind enough to text back. He said the appendix did not rupture, so that was a good thing. He said he's been told 1-2 weeks.
And about that exact timeframe. Paging Dr. Crow:
``A lot of it depends on how invasive they were and whether you have any setbacks,'' Crawford said.