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Stars’ Robidas out 4-6 months with broken leg, recall Oleksiak

Nov 30, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

Stephane Robidas AP

Stephane Robidasugly injury last night against Chicago has turned into a worst-case scenario for the Dallas Stars’ blue line.

The Stars placed Robidas on injured reserve with a broken leg and will miss 4-6 months with the injury. The team recalled Jamie Oleksiak to take his place on the roster.

Robidas was averaging nearly 20 minutes per game of ice time and had four goals and an assist in 24 games this season. His physical presence will be missed. Bringing Oleksiak back into the mix will help alleviate that as he’s shown he can handle himself just fine in that capacity.

With the Stars sitting in last place in the Central Division, the last thing they needed was a key defenseman to to go down. Losing him for this length of time is a big blow.

  1. kicksave1980 - Nov 30, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Always liked Robidas for his time in Chicago. Solid defenseman that you never really hear about, and it sucks to see anyone get hurt like that. Best wishes his way.

  2. darksidecowboy - Nov 30, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Heart and soul player and will be missed, could possibly be the end of his career. Now it’s time for Oleksiak to step up and never look back.

  3. sabatimus - Nov 30, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Oh god that looked bad.

    • mpg44 - Nov 30, 2013 at 8:38 PM

      Yea it did. Talk about freak accident, looks as if he stepped down to make a stride and the puck was right under his toe. Then crashed into the boards after it was already broke.

  4. rgledz - Nov 30, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    I know it sounds ridiculous, but a broken leg is better than a shredded knee. I broke both bones in my ankle in college in a similar manner and I know for a fact that if my ankle hadn’t broken my knee would have been ruined. Still sucks, but he’ll be back next season. Best of luck!

  5. slysipops - Dec 1, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    ugly thing to see happen ! the guy was always there for his team and never got much attention. wish him the best and a speedy recovery !

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