November 20, 2003 Dallas Stars General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that the club has placed defenseman Teppo Numminen on injured reserve and recalled defenseman Trevor Daley from the Utah Grizzlies, the Stars primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Numminen, 35, suffered a broken foot during overtime of last night's game vs. Anaheim. He is expected to miss a minimum of two weeks and will be re-evaluated at that time. In 17 games with the Stars this season, he has recorded six assists and averaged 24:00 minutes of ice time per game.
Acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes with the Columbus Blue Jackets' second round pick in 2004 as part of a three-way trade, Numminen had spent his entire 15-year career with the Phoenix Coyotes organization from 1988-2003. The 6-2, 198-pound defenseman holds the Phoenix franchise records for goals, assists and points by a defenseman. The Tampere, Finland native has played in three NHL All-Star games over his career (1999, 2000, 2001).
Daley, 20, returns to the Stars after appearing in 11 games with the Utah Grizzlies, notching three assists with 16 penalty minutes. The 5-9, 197-pound defensemen has played in four games with the Stars this season, registering his first career NHL assist/point on Nov. 12 vs. Detroit. Dallas' second round selection (43rd overall) in the 2002 Entry Draft, Daley played the past four seasons with Sault Ste. Marie of the Ontario Hockey League. He had his best offensive season in 2002-03 when he tallied 20 goals and 33 assists for 53 points in 57 games with the Greyhounds.