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Stars’ Benn undergoes second hip surgery


Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn had a second hip surgery done on Monday in New York and according to The Dallas Morning News, could begin skating in August.

Benn joins Trevor Daley, Ales Hemsky, Valeri Nichushkin and John Klingberg as Stars players who have undergone hip surgeries over the last year.

So what’s with all the hip surgeries in Dallas?

Mike Heika reports it’s part of a philosophical change the Stars are embracing.

Here’s more from his story:

Benn has suffered from femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), or bone spurs that form on the head of the femur. The spurs irritate and can cut the labrum in the hip socket, and that can cause pain. Benn battled through the pain with shots, off days and grit, but the surgeries should help prevent that going forward.

“They are starting to figure out a correlation between FAI, sports hernias, groin pain and labral tears,” said Stars’ head athletic trainer Dave Zeis. “There’s no doubt we’re concerned, and we’re researching everything we can. I think you can attack it aggressively, or you can bury your head in the sand and say they are manageable, organizationally.

“The question is when do you intervene? We feel we have more information, and we feel we’re going to learn even more going forward.”

If all goes well, Benn, who was named a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award this week, could be ready for the start of the season.

Dallas has really cornered the market on hip surgeries

Jamie Benn

The Dallas Stars are quickly becoming experts in the field of hip surgery.

Captain and Art Ross winner Jamie Benn had his first last week, and is now resting up before undergoing another. Alternate captain Trevor Daley had his on Thursday, Ales Hemsky had his on Monday — and these came after a regular season in which Valeri Nichushkin went under the knife in November (granted, he had groin problems in addition to hip issues.)

Oh yeah, last April defenseman John Klingberg had double hip surgery.

But it’s not like the Stars are freaking out or anything.

“There is concern whenever you have surgery, but we feel good about the timing and about the time that each will have to rehabilitate properly,” GM Jim Nill said, per the Dallas Morning News. “If you have to deal with these during the season, then you miss almost all of the season.

“If you take care of it now, then you’re ready to go.”

The hope, of course, is that everybody will be rehabbed, healthy and ready to go for the start of next year, so Dallas can avoid the same slow start that derailed its playoff hopes in 2014-15. Injuries certainly played their role: Nichushkin missed almost the entire season with his ailment, Klingberg was slow getting out of the gate following his procedure and Patrik Nemeth was gone for months following a serious skate laceration.

As for Benn, Daley and Hemsky, Nill admitted all three were slowed this year by their respective ailments. Benn and Daley didn’t seem to show it — the former had a career-high 87 points, the latter a career-high 16 goals — but Hemsky was a major disappointment and looked out of sorts all season long.

“I think you look at all three, and all three were limited by the injuries,” Nill said. “I expect them to come back and be even better next season when they’re completely healthy.”

Scoring champ Benn to undergo hip surgery, out 4-5 months

Jamie Benn

Well, this certainly makes Jamie Benn’s Art Ross victory more impressive — on Monday, the Stars announced that Benn has been playing with a hip injury, one that will require surgery and sideline him for the next 4-5 months.

As a result, Benn won’t play for Team Canada at the upcoming World Championships.

It’s unclear when Benn suffered the injury, but the timeline doesn’t seem to matter much — he appeared in all 82 games this year while averaging 19:57 TOI and, down the stretch, broke the 21-minute plateau in seven of Dallas’ final 13 games.

That late run also saw Benn pile up 13 points over his final five games, catapaulting him ahead of the Islanders’ John Tavares for his first-ever scoring title.

While the surgery and recovery time are significant, the timetable suggest he should be ready to go when the Stars open training camp in mid-September.

In other injury news, forward Ales Hemsky will also undergo offseason hip surgery following what was a disappointing first season in Dallas. The veteran Czech winger scored just 11 goals and 32 points in 76 games, finishing a lowly ninth on the team in scoring.

Fresh off signing extension, Ducks’ Jackman (lower body) out 4-6 weeks

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Eventful last few weeks for Anaheim grinder Tim Jackman.

After signing a contract extension with the club on Feb. 19, the Ducks announced today that Jackman would miss the next 4-6 weeks with a lower-body ailment.

Jackman was hurt early in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Dallas after colliding awkwardly with Stars forward Ales Hemsky:

Prior to the injury, Jackman had five goals and seven points while averaging 8:29 TOI in 52 games this season. The Ducks rewarded Jackman for that output — and for his toughness, as the club’s fighting majors leader (with eight) — with a one-year, $700,000 deal.

Video: Ducks’ Jackman suffers a lower body injury

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The Anaheim Ducks lost forward Tim Jackman early in the first period tonight in Dallas.

Jackman collided awkwardly with Stars’ forward Ales Hemsky and needed assistance getting off the ice.

The Ducks announced that Jackman suffered a lower body injury and would not return.

Entering tonight’s action Jackman had five goals and seven points while averaging 8:29 in time on ice in 52 games this season.