FRISCO, Tex. –
The Dallas Stars
announced today that center Brad Richards
will be placed on Injured Reserve with a distal radius fracture in his right wrist, suffered in the club's 3-2 shootout win last night at Columbus. He is expected to miss six to eight weeks.
Richards was evaluated by Dallas' medical staff this morning and it was determined that he will not need surgery on the wrist. He will be re-evaluated in a month.
Richards, 28, has skated in 55 games this season, posting 16 goals and 32 assists for 48 points. Among team leaders, he ranks first in shots (179), second in assists and points, tied for second in power play goals (5) and third in goals.