DALLAS (Ticker) -- Unbeaten in nine straight home games, the
Dallas Stars may be without Mike Modano on Friday night when
they continued an eight-game homestand against the Minnesota
Modano played just three shifts in Wednesday's 1-1 tie with the
Los Angeles Kings before leaving with a groin injury. He is
listed as day-to-day. Modano missed six games in early January
with the same injury.
"It's a slight groin pull and he's day-to-day," Stars coach Dave
Tippett said. "He said it wasn't near as bad as the last one."
Without their captain, the Stars moved to 6-0-3 in their last
nine home games as Brenden Morrow scored midway through the
second period and Marty Turco made 26 saves.
Dallas is tied for fifth in the Western Conference, just one
point ahead of Calgary and Los Angeles.
Minnesota is 4-6-2-2 in its last 14 games and is 12th in the
Western Conference. The Wild are 10 points behind Los Angeles
and Calgary after Thursday's 4-0 loss at Nashville. Minnesota
went 0-for-7 on the power play and former Star Manny Fernandez
made 19 saves in falling to 6-10-8.
All-Star goaltender Dwayne Roloson missed Thursday's game to be
with his family following the death of his father.
Dallas has posted a pair of 3-1 victories vs. Minnesota this
season. Fernandez played both of those games and dropped to
6-5-0 against his former team.