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Stars' Robidas to miss 4-6 months with broken leg

The Canadian Press

11/30/2013 2:21:55 PM

DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars have placed defenceman Stephane Robidas on injured reserve with a broken right leg and recalled Jamie Oleksiak from their AHL affiliate.

The team said Saturday that the 36-year-old Robidas is expected to miss four to six months, jeopardizing his return this season. He was injured when he slid hard into the boards in the second period of a 2-1 shootout loss to Chicago on Friday.

Robidas ranks fourth among Dallas defencemen in games (704), assists (165) and points (211). The Stars signed him as a free agent in 2005. He has five points in 24 games this season.

Oleksiak leads all Texas Stars defencemen with three goals in 22 games. The 20-year-old made his debut for Dallas last season.