Frisco, Tex. –
The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has placed defenseman Mark Fistric
on injured reserve (retroactive to Feb. 4). He will undergo arthroscopic surgery after suffering a knee injury on Feb. 4 at Columbus. He is expected to be out until after the Olympic Break.
Fistric, 23, has one goal and seven assists for eight points in 48 games this season with the Stars. The 6-3, 234-pound blue-liner leads the Stars in plus-minus with a plus-15 rating. He has already set new career-highs in games (38), assists (5) and points (5), and scored his first career NHL goal on Oct. 22 at Los Angeles.
The Edmonton, Alberta native played in 36 games with the Stars last season recording four assists and 42 penalty minutes. He also played in 35 games with the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL) and collected two goals and five assists in the playoffs, helping Manitoba reach the Calder Cup Finals. In 2007-08, Fistric gathered two assists in 37 games with Dallas his rookie season, as well as skating in nine postseason games with the Stars.