Texas Stars at Grand Rapids Griffins Tonight at 6:00 p.m. CT
CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that Dallas has placed defenseman Stephane Robidas on injured reserve, and will be out 4-6 months, after suffering a leg fracture during Saturday night's contest against the Chicago Blackhawks. Dallas has also recalled defenseman Jamie Oleksiak from Texas.
Robidas, 36, has registered five points this season (4-1=5) with 12 penalty minutes and a plus-7 rating in 24 games. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound defenseman from Sherbrooke, Quebec ranks fourth all-time among Dallas Stars defensemen in games played (704), assists (165), points (211) and is fifth in goals (46). Robidas was Montreal's seventh-round selection (164th overall) in the 1995 NHL Draft and was signed by Dallas as a free agent on Aug. 6, 2005.
Oleksiak, 20, leads all Texas defensemen with three goals, posting five points (3-2=5) and a plus-4 rating in 22 games this season. The 6-foot-7, 250-pound defenseman made his NHL debut with Dallas last season on Feb. 1 against the Phoenix Coyotes and has played 16 games in the NHL, earning two assists and 14 penalty minutes. The Toronto, Ontario native was Dallas' first-round selection (14th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft.
Dallas is back in action on Sunday, December 1st against the Edmonton Oilers at 5:00 p.m. CT at American Airlines Center.
The Texas Stars will continue their three-game road trip tonight as they engage in a rematch with the Grand Rapids Griffins at 6:00 p.m. CT at Van Andel Arena. Texas will return home to take on the Iowa Wild on Friday, December 6th for the beginning of Sing for Santa Weekend. The December 6th game is another $3 Draft Beer and $4 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Wine night and it is the Stars Hockey Family Window Decal giveaway presented by Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. Pro-rated full and partial 2013-14 Texas Stars Season Tickets are on sale now. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com.
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