Modano missed six games

Updated: January 18, 2004, 1:53 AM ET
Associated Press

CALGARY, Alberta -- All-Star center Mike Modano was activated by Dallas from the injured list Saturday before the Stars played the Calgary Flames.

Modano missed six games because of a groin injury and didn't travel with the Stars for the start of the five-game road trip, the longest of the season. He rejoined the team Thursday in Colorado.

Despite just 25 points and a career-worst minus-19 rating in his first 40 games, Modano was voted by fans as a Western Conference starter for the NHL All-Star game next month.

It will be Modano's second straight start, and he will be joined in the lineup by two Dallas teammates, forward Bill Guerin and goaltender Marty Turco.

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