After pushing himself through a hard practice at the HP Pavilion, Mike Modano said he expected to play Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks.
Modano has been sidelined since Dec. 4 with a nagging groin/hip problem. He has made substantial progress since seeing a specialist.
“I think we were waiting for that day where I didn’t feel anything that held me back, just testing it and really seeing explosiveness and what was there," Modano said. "The last five days have been like that. That kind of gave me a good idea that we’ve finally turned a corner.
"I’ll probably play [Tuesday] if it feels the same way in the morning. I’m betting it is." The Stars are 11-10-2 without Modano in the lineup.
Willa is probably happy to get him out of the hosue.