Modano has surgery on right wrist

DETROIT (AP) Detroit Red Wings center Mike Modano is out indefinitely after having surgery Saturday on his right wrist.

Detroit general manager Ken Holland says the team doesn’t have a timetable for Modano’s return. He had nerve damage and a sliced tendon in his wrist after getting cut by a skate blade Friday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

He has two goals and six assists in 20 games this season.

The 40-year-old Modano signed with the Red Wings in August after the Dallas Stars decided they didn’t want him for a 21st season. The Livonia, Mich., native leads all U.S.-born NHL players with 559 goals and 1,367 points.

Detroit has a Western Conference-high 30 points, heading into Sunday’s home game against Columbus, which has two fewer points.

Updated November 27, 2010