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Stars Place Winchester On IR

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars


Left Wing Will Be Re-Evaluated In One Week With Abdominal Strain

FRISCO, Tex. – Dallas Stars General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that the club has placed left wing Brad Winchester on the injured reserve list.

Winchester, 26, suffered an abdominal strain in Dallas’ game with Phoenix last night and will be re-evaluated in one week. In 10 games with Dallas this season, he has collected one assist and 22 penalty minutes.

Signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 6, 2007, Winchester has skated in 88 career NHL games, posting four goals and seven assists for 11 points with 129 penalty minutes. He also appeared in 10 Stanley Cup Playoff games for Edmonton during their run to the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals, recording a goal and two assists.

Originally drafted by Edmonton in the second round (No. 35 overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Winchester appeared in 59 games for the Oilers in 2006-07 and posted four goals and five assists for nine points with 86 penalty minutes. The native of Madison, Wis., played four seasons at the University of Wisconsin from 1999-2003, collecting 84 points (40 goals, 44 assists) and 224 penalty minutes in 150 games for the Badgers.

The 6-5, 215-pound left wing spent two seasons in the United States Development Program (1997-99), skating for the U.S. National Under-18 Team, and then appeared for Team USA at the 2000 World Junior Championships in Sweden.

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