Frisco, TX –
The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has placed Jamie Benn
on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 14. The team also announced that it has recalled forward Matt Fraser
from the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Benn, 22, has missed the last four contests recovering from appendectomy surgery. The 6-2, 205-pound forward leads the team with 29 assists and ranks second in overall scoring with 42 points (13g, 29a). Earlier this month, Benn was selected to participate in the 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa.
Fraser, 21, is looking to skate in his first career NHL game. In 40 games for Texas this season, Fraser ranks second on the team in scoring with 35 points (21g, 14a). He leads the club with 21 goals and is tied for third overall in that category in the AHL. The 6-2, 207-pound forward was signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Dallas on Nov. 17, 2010.
The Dallas Stars will face the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday night at American Airlines Center (7:30 p.m. CT, TV: FOX Sports Southwest; Radio: 1310 The Ticket).