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Petersen Placed On IR; Fortunus Recalled

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars

Frisco, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has placed center Toby Petersen on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 2. The club has also recalled defenseman Maxime Fortunus from the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Petersen, 32, suffered a hand injury Dec. 2 against Washington. He has skated in 24 games so far this season for the Stars, collecting one goal (shorthanded) and one assist with four penalty minutes. The Minneapolis, MN native, set a new career high in goals last season with nine. Petersen has played in 167 games over four seasons with Dallas, recording 31 points (14g, 17a).  The 5-10, 197-pound center signed a two-year contract extension with Dallas on April 5, 2010.

Fortunus, 27, has played in 25 games for Texas so far this season, posting seven points (2g, 5a) and eight penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut last season with Dallas, appearing in eight games and accruing four penalty minutes. The La Prairie, QC native, helped Texas reach the Calder Cup Finals in the 2009-10 season, tallying 23 points (11g, 12a) in 72 regular season games during the club’s inaugural season.

The Dallas Stars currently lead the Pacific Division with a 16-9-2 record (34 points). The Stars will face the Carolina Hurricanes at American Airlines Center tomorrow night at 7:30 CT (TV: Fox Sports Southwest, Radio: Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket).

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