So obviously some big news today in the world of the Stars.
Toby Petersen was place on injured reserve today with a broken bone in his ankle. It's expected he will miss at least four weeks with the injury.
[Update by Brandon Worley, 02/24/09 8:55 PM EST ] Chris Conner was recalled tonight from Peoria. He should rejoin James Neal and Mike Modano on the second line. Brent Krahn was also assigned to the AHL.
Mike Heika has some notes on what the Stars philosophy will be moving forward:
Tom Wandell is not an option. Stars co-GM Les Jackson said he will not
attempt to recall the center prospect from Sweden. Timra is about to
start the playoffs, and Wandell is one of its best players, and Jackson
said he does not plan to hurt Timra in that manner. While the Stars have
the right to recall Wandell, Jackson said his plan is to fight through
the current injury situation with the players in the system.
Tobias Stephan was also officially recalled today from his time in the AHL. From the Dallas Stars press release:
Stephan, 25, appeared in five games for Bridgeport, posting a 4-0-1 record with a 1.91 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage. He has appeared in seven games this season for Dallas, with a 1-2-0 record, a 3.35 goals-against-average and an .887 save percentage. He recorded his first NHL win Oct. 29 vs. Minnesota, stopping 19 of 21 shots in a 4-2 win.
A couple of notes from practice today:
Fabian Brunnstrom caused quite the stir when he got a bit angry and slammed his stick against the boards at the Farmer's Branch practice facility. The glass shattered and it left those in attendance wondering what was on his mind.
It seems he was a bit perturbed about missing a penalty shot.
Brunnstrom attempted a penalty shot against goalie Tobias Stephan and was stopped. He slammed his stick against the glass in frustration and the glass shattered. The noise startled everyone in the arena and caused much laugther among his teammates.
Mark Stepneski has the audio of Brunnstrom in the locker room after the 'incident'.
Expected line combos Thursday against St. Louis:
The Dallas Morning News has an article up about Claude Lemieux and his new life in San Jose.