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Radulov placed on injured reserve by Stars

Forward returned to lineup against Hurricanes after not playing against Blues @NHLdotcom

Alexander Radulov was placed on injured reserve by the Dallas Stars on Thursday with an undisclosed injury.

The move was retroactive to Feb. 11. Players placed on injured reserve must miss a minimum of seven days, so Radulov will be out at least the next three games, including against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; TVAS, SNO, FS-SW, NHL.TV). The earliest he could return is against the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday.

It's unclear if Radulov's injury is related to the upper-body injury which caused him to miss a 3-2 overtime win against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. He returned Tuesday and played 14:32 in a 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Radulov has 31 points (15 goals, 16 assists) in 52 games this season for the Stars (32-19-5), who are four points behind the Blues (32-15-9) for first in the Central Division.

The Stars recalled forward Jason Robertson from Texas of the American Hockey League and the 20-year-old will make his NHL debut Thursday. He has 35 points (20 goals, 15 assists) in 49 AHL games this season.

"[Radulov] plays the power play, a lot of important minutes, so yeah, it's a hole," Stars coach Rick Bowness said. "We're going to give Jason a chance to play and hopefully he can inject some life for us. They are big holes, but what are you going to do? It's that time of year where you get a lot of injuries."

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