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Mike Modano could return Friday

Mar 29, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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Modano.jpgThe best hockey player in USA history should have at least five more
games before he has to decide on whether to return next season or not. According
to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News
, Mike Modano will skate on
Wednesday, practice on Thursday and then plans on playing on Friday at
home against the Edmonton Oilers. He has been out since March 14 after undergoing an emergency appendectomy.

Modano had originally hoped to
join the team on the current road trip, but doctors put their foot down
and said he could have no contact until at least Tuesday.

Modano
has just 13 goals and 26 points this season in 54 games, but enjoyed a
very successful run in January with nine points in ten games. Seeing
Modano playing anywhere near the same level Stars fans have enjoyed for
20 years is always a thrill, but it’s obvious his time is running short
in a Stars jersey. He’s scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent
this summer.

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