We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
 
SHARE

Stars activate Lehtonen, place Robidas on IR

Wednesday, 12.28.2011 / 7:33 PM / News

NHL.com

Share with your Friends


Stars activate Lehtonen, place Robidas on IR
The Dallas Stars on Wednesday activated goaltender Kari Lehtonen from injured reserve and placed defenseman Stephane Robidas on IR retroactive to Dec. 19.

Lehtonen, 28, has missed the last 12 games with a lower-body injury suffered on Nov. 26 against the Phoenix Coyotes. He led the NHL with 13 wins prior to his injury and has compiled a record of 13-4-1 with a 2.35 goals against average and a .926 save percentage in his 19 appearances. The Helsinki, Finland, native was the NHL’s Second Star in October, when he posted an 8-1-0 record with a .947 save percentage and a 1.75 GAA.

Robidas missed the last three games after suffering a lower-body injury against the Anaheim Ducks on Dec. 19. The 34-year-old defenseman from Sherbrooke, Que., has skated in 32 games this season for Dallas, scoring twice and adding nine assists for 11 points. Robidas has logged more than 21 minutes of ice time in 28 of his 32 appearances this season.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres