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Stars place Erskine on IR

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars

January 16, 2004

Dallas Stars General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that the National Hockey League club has placed defenseman John Erskine on the injured reserve list with a calf laceration, retroactive to January 14. The 6-4, 215-pound defenseman suffered the injury while on a conditioning assignment with the Utah Grizzlies, the Stars' primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). He was recalled from Utah on Jan. 15.

Erskine, 23, played in two games for the Grizzlies during his conditioning assignment, posting four penalty minutes. He missed seven games from Dec. 29 to Jan. 10 with an ankle injury.

The 6-4, 215-pound defenseman has appeared in 31 games this season for the Stars, registering one assist and 79 penalty minutes. Erskine has played in 80 career NHL games, scoring two goals and two assists for four points with 170 penalty minutes.

The Stars (19-19-8-0) continue their current road trip Saturday night at Calgary (9 p.m., FSN). The club will then be at Vancouver on Monday (9 p.m., kdfi 27) and at Edmonton on Tuesday (8 p.m., FSN).

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