By: Josh Clark

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) – Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn underwent surgery to repair a core muscle Thursday.

Stars GM Jim Nill released the following statement on the surgery:

“Jamie Benn underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury on Thursday, July 14 at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia, PA. His operation, performed by Dr. Bill Meyeres, went as planned. His full recovery time is expected to be six weeks, putting him on schedule to be ready for the 2016-2017 season. Jamie will be re-evaluated after the six week rehabilitation process, at which time, his availability for the World Cup of Hockey will be determined.”

It’s not known at this time how Benn may have suffered the injury.

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