This afternoon the Stars announced that veteran defenseman Stephane Robidas has been activated from the team's injured reserve list and that to make a roster spot they have returned Brenden Dillon to the Texas Stars of the AHL.
Robidas practiced today and met with the coaching staff but no official word on his status for tomorrow night in Nashville was given. Gulutzan they like to have players returning from injury meet/practice with assistant coach Paul Jerrard twice before clearing them but that they may make an exception for Robi.
He will travel with the team to Nashville, along with Jordie Benn, and the club will make a determination on his status after morning skate tomorrow.
From the official release:
Robidas, 34, has missed the last six games with a lower body injury suffered during practice on Dec. 20, 2011. The 5-11, 197-pound defenseman has skated in 32 games this season for Dallas, recording 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists). He ranks second among Dallas defensemen with 83 hits and leads the team averaging 22:39 in time-on-ice per game (TOI/G).
Read the full release here at DallasStars.com.
The Stars also announced this afternoon that to accommodate the return of the NBA and the Dallas Mavericks (World Champion Dallas Mavericks, that is) 10 Dallas Stars games have been moved from Fox Sports Southwest (proper) to Fox Sports Southwest Plus, the alternate channel.
Follow the jump for more on that release and the corresponding channels on your cable provider.
The Stars games moving to FOX Sports Southwest Plus are:
Jan. 5 @ Nashville
Jan. 10 @ Anaheim
Feb. 1 @ Anaheim
Feb. 4 vs. Minnesota
Feb. 10 @ Buffalo
March 2 @ Edmonton
March 6 @ Vancouver
March 8 vs. San Jose
March 13 @ Minnesota
March 30 @ Vancouver
For Thursday's Stars game at Nashville, fans in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area can find FOX Sports Southwest Plus on the following channels:
AT&T U-Verse - Ch. 756 (1755 HD)
Charter Cable - Ch. 300
DirecTV - Ch. 677 (677-1 HD)
Dish Network - Ch. 441 (9579 HD)
Time Warner Cable - Ch. 960 (requires digital cable box)
Verizon FIOS - Ch. 77 (577 HD)
For people outside the Dallas area, the attached link can direct them to the correct station:
FOX Sports Southwest Plus is available to all program providers that carry FOX Sports Southwest. Some providers carry FOX Sports Southwest Plus as a 24-hour full-time channel. Others choose to offer selected FOX Sports Southwest Plus programming and designate a local channel to show the events.