DALLAS STARS ACTIVATE BOUCHER FROM INJURED RESERVE
Defenseman Has Missed Last 38 Games After Shoulder Surgery
FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has activated defenseman Philippe Boucher from the Injured Reserve. Boucher had shoulder surgery on December 5 and has missed the last 38 games due to the injury.
Boucher, 34, has registered one goal and 10 assists for 11 points with 24 penalty minutes in 28 games with Dallas this season. He currently ranks second on the club in average ice time (22:20) and third in blocked shots (54).
The native of St. Apollinaire, Quebec, set career-highs last season with the Stars in goals (19), assists (32) and points (51). He also tied a franchise record for goals and power play goals (12) by a defensemen in one season. Leading the Stars in 2006-07 in blocked shots (183), shots (222) and power play goals, he was one of two Dallas players (also Marty Turco) to appear at the 2007 NHL All-Star Game in Dallas. Boucher was also Dallas’ nominee last season for the Masterton Trophy for perseverance, dedication to hockey and sportsmanship
Originally drafted in the first round (No. 13 overall) of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres, Boucher signed with Dallas a free agent on July 2, 2002. In 697 career NHL games with Buffalo, Los Angeles and Dallas, the 6-foot-3, 218-pound defenseman has recorded 90 goals and 198 assists for 288 points with 661 penalty minutes.