FRISCO, TX –
The Dallas Stars announced today that the NHL club has activated goaltender Kari Lehtonen
from injured reserve and placed defenseman Stephane Robidas
on injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 19.
Lehtonen, 28, has missed the last 12 games with a lower body injury suffered on Nov. 26 in the game against the Phoenix Coyotes. The 6-4, 217-pound goaltender led the NHL with 13 wins prior to his injury and has compiled an overall record of 13-4-1 with a 2.35 goals against average (GAA) and a .926 save percentage (SV%) in his 19 appearances this season. The Helsinki, Finland native has registered a .920 SV%-or-higher in 12 of his 19 contests and was named the NHL’s, “Second Star of October,” where he posted an 8-1-0 record with a .947 SV% and a 1.75 GAA.
Robidas, 34, missed the last three games after suffering a lower body injury against the Anaheim Ducks on Dec. 19. The 5-11, 196-pound defenseman from Sherbrooke, QC, has skated in 32 games this season for Dallas, recording 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists). Robidas has logged over 21:00 TOI/G in 28 of his 32 contests this season.
The Dallas Stars will play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. CT at American Airlines Center (TV: Fox Sports Southwest, Radio: 1310 The Ticket).