The Dallas Stars
activated defenseman Stephane Robidas
from injured reserve Wednesday after he missed six games because of a lower-body injury suffered in practice Dec. 20.
Robidas, 34, has 11 points (two goals, nine assists) and a minus-4 rating in 32 games for Dallas this season.
The Stars also assigned defenseman Brenden Dillon
to the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League.
Setoguchi ready to rejoin Wild --
Defense - DAL
GOALS: 2 | ASST: 9 | PTS: 11
SOG: 31 | +/-: -4
The struggling Minnesota Wild
will get some reinforcement for their Wednesday night game in Vancouver with the return of forward Devin Setoguchi
, who has missed the last 12 games with a lower-body injury.
Setoguchi has eight goals and 13 points in 28 games in his first season with the Wild, who acquired him from San Jose in a draft day deal last June. The Wild activated him off injured reserve on Wednesday.
The Wild were in first place in the Northwest Division when Setoguchi went out of the lineup, but have dropped behind Vancouver after losing eight times in a nine-game stretch.
Minnesota also activated forward Casey Wellman
Flames bring back Ivanans --
The Calgary Flames
recalled forward Raitis Ivanans
from the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.
Ivanans, a native of Riga, Latvia, has one goal and two assists and 15 penalty minutes in 13 games with the Heat this season. This will be his first call-up with the Flames this season after missing all but one game of the 2010-11 season with a head injury suffered on opening night.
The 33-year-old has 12 goals and 18 points, along with 569 penalty minutes, in 281 NHL games, all but five of which were played with the Los Angeles Kings
The Flames also sent defenseman Brett Carson
and forward Greg Nemisz
to the Heat.
Carson, a native of Regina, Sask., has been sent to Abbotsford on conditioning assignment for the second time this season.
Nemisz, Calgary's top pick (No. 25) in the 2008 NHL Draft, was returned to Abbotsford after playing one game (Dec. 22 vs. Detroit) in his most recent call-up. The 21-year-old has no points in two games with the Flames this season and is 7-11-18 in 28 games with the Heat.
'Canes demote Joslin, Dalpe --
Center - CAR
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 1 | PTS: 2
SOG: 13 | +/-: -4
The Carolina Hurricanes
assigned defenseman Derek Joslin
and forward Zac Dalpe
to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.
Joslin, 24, is joining Charlotte for conditioning purposes. The Richmond Hill, Ont., native has played in 14 of Carolina's 41 games this season, registering one goal and earning one assist, while averaging 15:55 of ice time per game. Joslin is in his fifth full professional season and has scored three goals and 11 assists in 84 NHL games with San Jose and Carolina.
Dalpe, 22, rejoins the Checkers after playing in each of the Hurricanes' last four games. The Paris, Ont., native has one goal and one assist in 13 NHL games with Carolina this season, and has four goals and four assists in 16 AHL games in 2011-12. He is 4-2-6 in 28 NHL games with Carolina, which took him in the second round (No. 45) of the 2008 NHL Draft.
Hawks recall Olsen, place two on IR --
The Chicago Blackhawks
recalled defenseman Dylan Olsen
from the AHL Rockford IceHogs on Wednesday, placed forward Marcus Kruger
and defenseman Steve Montador
on injured reserve and added forward Andrew Shaw
to the active roster.
Olsen, 21, was the Blackhawks' first selection (No. 28) in the 2009 NHL Draft. He has one goal, one assist and 38 penalty minutes in 30 regular-season games with the IceHogs in his first full professional season. Over parts of the last two seasons, the Calgary native has a goal, five assists and 48 penalty minutes in 72 regular-season AHL contests.
Kruger, 21, has three goals and seven assists in 34 games with the Blackhawks in his first full NHL season. Over the last two years the Stockholm native has three goals, seven assists and 16 penalty minutes in 41 regular-season contests, as well as an assist and a plus-2 rating in five Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Montador, 32, is tops among Chicago defensemen with five goals, he also has five assists and a plus-1 rating in 38 games for the Hawks, who signed him as a free agent last summer. The Vancouver native has 33 goals, 94 assists, a plus-28 rating and 779 penalty minutes in 557 regular-season games over parts of 10 NHL seasons. He also has three goals, five assists and a plus-11 rating in 43 Stanley Cup Playoff contests.