The Dallas Stars announced today that defenseman Stephane Robidas has been placed on injured reserve, and will be out 4-6 months, after suffering a leg fracture during Saturday night's contest against the Chicago Blackhawks. The team also announced that defenseman Jamie Oleksiak has been recalled from the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Robidas, 36, has registered five points this season (4-1=5) with 12 penalty minutes and a plus-7 rating in 24 games. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound defenseman from Sherbrooke, Quebec ranks fourth all-time among Dallas Stars defensemen in games played (704), assists (165), points (211) and is fifth in goals (46). Robidas was Montreal's seventh-round selection (164th overall) in the 1995 NHL Draft and was signed by Dallas as a free agent on Aug. 6, 2005.
Oleksiak, 20, leads all Texas defensemen with three goals, posting five points (3-2=5) and a plus-4 rating in 22 games this season. The 6-foot-7, 250-pound defenseman made his NHL debut with Dallas last season on Feb. 1 against the Phoenix Coyotes and has played 16 games in the NHL, earning two assists and 14 penalty minutes. The Toronto, Ontario native was Dallas' first-round selection (14th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft.