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Seguin out 3-4 weeks after ’15 percent’ of his Achilles tendon was cut

Tyler Seguin

Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) yells after scoring a goal agains the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


Tyler Seguin will miss the next 3-4 weeks due to an injury.

That’s the bad news for Seguin and his Dallas Stars.

The good news is, it could’ve been worse.

As reported by Stars beat writer Mark Stepneski, Seguin suffered a “15 percent” cut of his Achilles tendon last night against Tampa Bay. He was operated on this morning and had it stitched.

The timeline makes it possible for Seguin to return for the playoffs, which are scheduled to begin Apr. 13.

Not that the injury is insignificant, even if Seguin is fully recovered in time for the postseason. The Stars are currently fighting for playoff seeding. With 10 regular-season games left, they’re two points up on St. Louis for first place in the Central Division, and five points up on Chicago. The Blues also have 10 games left; the Blackhawks have 11.

But Seguin is lucky that the cut wasn’t deeper. Just ask Erik Karlsson about that.