DALLAS STARS PLACE PETERSEN ON INJURED RESERVE AND
RECALL STEPHAN FROM BRIDGEPORT (AHL)
FRISCO, Tex. –
The Dallas Stars announced today that the club placed center Toby Petersen
on Injured Reserve with a broken bone in his left foot, suffered during Monday’s game vs. San Jose. He will be re-evaluated in four weeks. The club has also recalled goaltender Tobias Stephan from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Petersen, 30, has appeared in 57 games for Dallas this season, recording four goals and seven assists with 14 penalty minutes. He had a career-high five-game point streak (3-2-5) from Nov. 30 – Dec. 10.
Stephan, 25, appeared in five games for Bridgeport, posting a 4-0-1 record with a 1.91 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage. He has appeared in seven games this season for Dallas, with a 1-2-0 record, a 3.35 goals-against-average and an .887 save percentage. He recorded his first NHL win Oct. 29 vs. Minnesota, stopping 19 of 21 shots in a 4-2 win.
A native of Zurich, Switzerland, Stephan was the Stars’ second-round selection (No. 34 overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He was just the fourth Swiss goaltender ever to be drafted into the NHL (following Pauli Jaks, David Aebischer and Martin Gerber).