In a move that surprises no one who saw Curtis McKenzie go down in last night's Dallas Stars game, the team has placed the forward on injured reserve and recalled rookie Radek Faksa from the Texas Stars of the AHL.
Faksa, the Stars 2012 first-round draft pick, has two goals in his only game with Texas this season. He missed most of the last half of last season with a shoulder injury.
McKenzie has a lower-body injury and is on his way back to Dallas for further evaluation. The player who hit him, Nikita Nesterov, had a hearing with the Department of Player Safety this afternoon.