Dallas Stars All-Star center Tyler Seguin has a hairline fracture in his foot, the team announced Saturday.
Seguin was hurt in a World Cup of Hockey exhibition game on Sept. 9. The initial prognosis was for Seguin to take seven to 10 days off skates.
An MRI Friday revealed the hairline fracture, according to Stars GM Jim Nill. The injury is not connected to the achilles injury that forced Seguin to miss significant time at the end of last season.
''Obviously he's a big part of our team,'' Stars winger Ales Hemsky told the Associated Press on Saturday. ''He was injured last year a couple months and the playoffs. ... We still have a lot of good players and they can jump in and not replace him - nobody can replace Seggy - but we did it last year. He will get healthy, and the season is long so hopefully he comes back as soon as possible.''
Seguin will be re-evaluated in one week, and his status for the start of training camp next Friday is up in the air. He has been replaced on Team Canada’s roster for the World Cup.
Contributing: Associated Press