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Winchester, Lundqvist recalled from Iowa

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars

Winchester, Lundqvist to Join Club For
Sunday’s Game at the NY Rangers

FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has recalled left wing Brad Winchester and center Joel Lundqvist from the Iowa Stars, Dallas’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Both players will join the club for Sunday’s game at the New York Rangers.

Winchester, 26, suffered an abdominal strain in Dallas’ game with Phoenix on Nov. 2 and missed the following eight games due to the injury. In 10 games with Dallas this season, he has collected one assist and 22 penalty minutes. In his one game with Iowa on conditioning assignment, he went scoreless with two penalty minutes on Nov. 23 at Grand Rapids.

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, 228-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.

Lundqvist, 25, has recorded two goals and two assists for four points in 11 games with Dallas this season, and in eight outings with Iowa in 2007-08, has registered six points (two goals, four assists). The 6-1, 194-pound center was Dallas’ third round selection (No. 68 overall) in the 2000 Entry Draft.

A native of Are, Sweden, Lundqvist skated in 36 games with Dallas in 2006-07 and posted six points (three goals, three assists) and 14 penalty minutes. He also netted two goals in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Stars last season.

Joel and his identical twin brother, Henrik, became just the third set of twins to face off against one another in NHL history last season (Dec. 14, 2006) and could meet again as the Stars battle the New York Rangers on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

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