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Stars forward Ales Hemsky out 5-6 months after surgery

Dallas Stars forward Ales Hemsky underwent surgery for a torn labrum in his hip and will miss five to six months, the team announced on Monday.

Stars general manager Jim Nill said the injury happened during the World Cup of Hockey during the offseason. Hemsky missed Dallas' first four games after suffering what the team called a groin injury while playing for the Czech Republic. He played in only one game on Oct. 22 before re-injuring himself and then going on injured reserve.

Hemsky scored 39 points (13 goals, 26 assists) in 75 games for the Stars last season.

The 33-year-old Hemsky was one of two key Dallas forwards injured during the World Cup. All-Star Tyler Seguin missed the preseason after suffering a hairline fracture of his heel during a World Cup tuneup for Canada against the United States.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.