Center sidelined by hip injury

Updated: January 10, 2004, 8:44 PM ET
Associated Press

FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Stars placed center Mike Modano on the injured reserve list Friday because of a groin injury.

The move is retroactive to Jan. 2, when the 33-year-old Modano was injured in a 6-0 loss to Phoenix. Modano has missed the last three games and is to be re-evaluated next week.

Modano has eight goals and 17 assists through 40 games.

Modano was named Thursday as the starting center for the Western Conference All-Stars for the second straight year. The game is Feb. 8 in Minnesota.

The Stars' next game is at home Saturday against the Colorado Avalanche.


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