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Stars Place Forward Modano on IR

December 14, 2006

DALLAS (AP) _ The Dallas Stars put Mike Modano on injured reserve Thursday after he missed his fifth straight game because of a lower-body injury.

Dallas recalled Joel Lundqvist from the Iowa Stars of the American Hockey League. The move was retroactive to Dec. 4, when Modano got hurt in the Stars’ 1-0 victory over San Jose.

Lundqvist will have a chance to face his twin brother, Henrik, a goaltender for the New York Rangers, on Thursday night. Only twice in NHL history have twins opposed each other in a game.

The soonest Modano could return is Saturday at Los Angeles. He has 10 goals and 10 assists in 27 games this season. Modano’s 495 career goals and 1,203 points are the second-most for U.S.-born players.

Lundqvist played in four games earlier this season for Dallas.

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