Modano says he's feeling better

Dallas Stars center Mike Modano told ESPNDallas.com in a text on Sunday that he's feeling better and is scheduled to skate for the first time on Monday since his appedectomy on March 15.

The Stars estimated about two weeks for Modano's absence, which would put him back either in Los Angeles on Saturday or in Anaheim next Monday.

Modano, 39, has appeared in 54 of the Stars' 68 games this season and has 13 goals and 13 assists.

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