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Stars activate Downey and Numminen from IR; Tugnutt placed on IR

Tuesday, 12.16.2003 / 11:00 PM CT / News
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Stars activate Downey and Numminen from IR; Tugnutt placed on IR

December 17, 2003

Dallas Stars' General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that the club has activated defenseman Teppo Numminen and right wing Aaron Downey from the National Hockey League's injured reserve list and placed goaltender Ron Tugnutt on injured reserve retro-active to Dec. 14.

Numminen, 35, has missed the past 12 games from Nov. 21-Dec. 14 with a broken foot suffered on Nov. 19 vs. Anaheim. The 6-2, 198-pound defensemen has appeared in 17 games with Dallas this season, posting six assists. A three-time NHL All-Star (1999, 2000, 2001), Numminen holds the Phoenix/Winnipeg franchise records for goals, assists and points by a defensemen. He appeared in his first 15 NHL seasons with the Phoenix/Winnipeg organization before being acquired by Dallas in a three-way trade on July 22, 2003.

Downey, 29, has missed the past 16 games from Nov. 12-Dec. 14 with a hairline fracture in his hip. The 6-1, 216-pound right wing has played in eight games with Dallas this season, registering one assist on Oct. 25 at Columbus.

Tugnutt, 36, suffered a knee sprain in a recent practice and is day-to-day with the injury. In four games this season with Dallas, he has posted a 1-2-0 record with a 2.11 goals-against-average and a .908 save percentage. The 5-11, 165-pound goaltender was acquired by Dallas from Columbus with a second round pick in exchange for a first round pick on June 18, 2002.

Numminen is expected to play tonight vs. Vancouver, while Downey will be a game-time decision is the official Web site of DSE Hockey Club, L.P.  The Stars name and logos are registered trademarks of the NHL and the Stars. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016 DSE Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

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