Frisco, Tex. –
The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has activated right wing Krystofer Barch
and center Toby Petersen
from the Injured Reserve list. Both players are eligible to play in tonight’s game vs. the San Jose Sharks.
Barch, 30, has missed the last six games due to a foot injury. He has appeared in 13 games this season, going scoreless with 17 penalty minutes. Barch has appeared in 222 career NHL games, scoring eight goals and 15 assists for 23 points. The 6-1, 209-pound forward originally signed with Dallas as a free agent on July 18, 2006.
Petersen, 32, suffered a hand injury Dec. 2 against Washington and has missed the last six games. He has skated in 24 contests this season for the Stars, collecting one goal (shorthanded) and one assist with four penalty minutes. The Minneapolis, Minn., native set a career-high in goals last season with nine. Petersen has played in 167 games over four seasons with Dallas, recording 31 points (14g, 17a). The 5-10, 197-pound center signed a two-year contract extension with Dallas on April 5, 2010.
The Dallas Stars are currently leading the Pacific Division with an 18-10-2 record (38 points). The Stars will face the San Jose Sharks tonight at American Airlines Center at 7:30 pm CT (TV: FOX Sports Southwest, Radio: Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket).