FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Stars lost veteran defenseman Stephane Robidas to a leg fracture in the second period of a 2-1 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night. He not only is one of their more veteran defensemen, but also someone who has logged a lot of ice time.
Robidas, 36, suffered the leg fracture after taking a puck to the skate from Chicago forward Jonathan Toews then sliding violently into the end boards. After leaving the ice on a stretcher, Robidas was taken to a local hospital and is expected to miss 4-6 months.
At the time of the injury, Robidas was third on the Stars in ice time at 19:54 per game and his plus-7 rating was tied for second.
Robidas had been paired with second-year defenseman Brenden Dillon, who lived with him and his family for part of his rookie season last year. With Robidas now done for most of the season, one big question is, who will be paired with Dillon on Sunday against the Edmonton Oilers?