Stoner likely out 2-4 weeks

Updated: February 12, 2010, 5:54 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild says defenseman Clayton Stoner has undergone hernia surgery.

General manager Chuck Fletcher says Stoner had the surgery Friday in Munich, Germany. He is scheduled to return to Minnesota on Saturday evening.

Stoner made the trip to Germany to visit a surgeon who promised a speedy recovery time.

The team says he is expected to be fully recovered in two to four weeks.

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