Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has activated forward Valeri Nichushkin from injured reserve and assigned him to the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), on a conditioning assignment.
Nichushkin,19, has missed the last seven games with a lower-body injury, last playing on Oct. 11 at Nashville. He has skated in two games this season, posting zero points and one shot. Last season, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound forward earned 34 points (14-20=34) for the Stars, which was good for fourth most all-time among Dallas Stars rookies.
The native of Chelyabinsk, Russia was selected by Dallas in the first round (10th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.