Mike Modano OK after surgery

Stars center Mike Modano texted that he's feeling OK after he had an appendectomy on Monday.

The timetable is likely two weeks or so for his return, barring any setbacks. That means he would would return before the end of the regular season, which includes a game against Minnesota.

Stars coach Marc Crawford said Monday that the club will miss Modano, especially on the power play. But this should give Toby Petersen and Brian Sutherby some more action.