Benn's core muscle surgery to keep him out 6 weeks
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports / USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Stars announced Friday that captain Jamie Benn had surgery Thursday to repair a core muscle injury.

"His full recovery time is expected to be six weeks, putting him on schedule to be ready for the 2016-17 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," Stars general manager Jim Nill said.

It's unknown when the injury was sustained, but the 26-year-old has only missed one game over the past three seasons.

Last season, Benn was a Hart Trophy finalist for the second straight season, racking up a career high 41 goals and 89 points, adding an extra 15 points in 13 playoff contests.

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Benn's core muscle surgery to keep him out 6 weeks
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