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Modano has surgery on right wrist

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT -- Red Wings center Mike Modano is out indefinitely after having surgery Saturday on his right wrist.

Detroit general manager Ken Holland says the team doesn't have a timetable for Modano's return. He had nerve damage and a sliced tendon in his wrist after getting cut by a skate blade Friday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

He has two goals and six assists in 20 games this season.

The 40-year-old Modano signed with the Red Wings in August after the Dallas Stars decided they didn't want him for a 21st season. The Livonia, Mich., native leads all U.S.-born NHL players with 559 goals and 1,367 points.

Detroit has a Western Conference-high 30 points, heading into Sunday's home game against Columbus, which has two fewer points.

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