Detroit Red Wings forward Mike Modano has undergone surgery after suffering a laceration from a skate blade on his right wrist during a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. The veteran will be out of the lineup indefinitely depending on the progress of his recovery.
Modano left the game against Columbus with about six minutes left in the second period. He returned to Detroit following the game. The surgery was performed this morning at the Detroit Medical Center.
Modano's injury included one severed tendon and slight damage to a nerve.
Modano, 40, signed a one-year contract with the Red Wings over the summer after playing his entire career with the Dallas Stars franchise.
The Michigan native has two goals and six assists in 20 games this season.
Playing in his 21st NHL campaign, Modano has compiled 559 goals and 1367 points - both the most-ever by an American-born player.