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Modano to miss at least a week

10/6/2009 - NHL Mike Modano Dallas Stars + more

Mike Modano has a small crack in his ribs, according to Dallas Stars officials.

The crack was discovered Monday night after he was in Edmonton. Modano tried to skate with the injury Tuesday, but had to come off the ice after 15-20 minutes.

Modano told the media after the skate that he will be out at least a week.

"They found a little crack in it last night late after I got here, so there's not much movement I can do," Modano told The Dallas Morning News. "It started feeling pretty good [before the skate], but once I got on the ice and started moving around, it didn't feel too good. ...

"We're probably looking at a little while because everything we do seems to be connected to the ribs -- skating and shooting and everything we've got to do on the ice."

Richard Durrett is a reporter for ESPNDallas.com.