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Petersen Placed on IR; Larsen Recalled From AHL

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 Jan. 2. The club has also recalled defenseman Philip Larsen from the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Petersen, 32, suffered a lower-body injury Jan. 3 during a team practice. He has skated in 34 games so far this season for the Stars, collecting one goal (shorthanded) and two assists with six penalty minutes. The Minneapolis, Minn., native, set a new career-high in goals last season with nine. Petersen has played in 177 games over four seasons with Dallas, recording 32 points (14g, 18a).  The 5-10, 197-pound center signed a two-year contract extension with Dallas on April 5, 2010.

Larsen, 21, has played in 29 games for Texas so far this season, posting 13 points (0g, 13a) and eight penalty minutes. He has also appeared in three games for Dallas this season, accruing one assist. The Esbjerg, Denmark, native made his NHL debut last season with the club, appearing in two games and collecting one assist. Larsen was selected by the Stars in the fifth round (149th overall) at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

The Dallas Stars currently lead the Pacific Division with a 24-13-4 record (52 points). The Stars will face the New York Rangers at American Airlines Center tomorrow night at 7:30 CT (TV: Fox Sports Southwest, Radio: Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket).

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