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Boucher to have surgery; Lessard recalled

Wednesday, 12.05.2007 / 11:40 AM / News
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Boucher to have surgery; Lessard recalled

DALLAS STARS DEFENSEMAN BOUCHER SET TO HAVE
SHOULDER SURGERY TODAY
Club Also Recalls Lessard from Iowa


FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has placed defenseman Philippe Boucher on the injured reserve list and have recalled right wing Junior Lessard from the Iowa Stars, Dallas’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Boucher, 34, is set to have shoulder surgery today and will be re-evaluated in four weeks. The 6-3, 218-pound defenseman has registered one goal and 10 assists for 11 points with 24 penalty minutes in 28 games with Dallas this season. He was leading the team in blocked shots (54) and ranked second in average ice time (22:20).

The native of St. Apollinaire, Quebec, set career-highs last season with the Stars in goals (19), assists (32) and points (51). He also tied a franchise record for goals and power play goals (12) by a defensemen in one season. Leading the Stars in ’06-07 in blocked shots (183), shots (222) and power play goals, he was one of two Dallas players (also Marty Turco) to appear at the 2007 NHL All-Star Game in Dallas.

Lessard, 27, has appeared in 21 games with Iowa this season, collecting eight goals and 10 assists for 18 points with five power play goals. Among Iowa team leaders, he ranks first in power play tallies, third in goals, tied for third in assists and fourth in points.

The 6-0, 200-pound right wing has played in six career games with the Dallas Stars over parts of two seasons, registering two goals and 12 penalty minutes. Last season with Iowa, he led the AHL club in goals (27), points (52) and power play goals (12). During Iowa’s post-season, he tied for the club lead in assists (5) and was second in goals (4) and points (9).

The St. Joseph de Beauce, Quebec, native won the 2004 Hobey Baker Memorial Award as the nation’s top collegiate player after scoring 63 points (32-31-63) in 45 games for Minnesota-Duluth. As a senior at UMD in 2004, he led the school to its first Frozen Four appearance since 1985, and was the national leader in both goals and points. He was selected to the American Hockey Association first team, the All-America first team and was named both the uscho.com and insidecollegehockey.com National Player of the Year. In 160 games as a collegian, he recorded 74 goals and 68 assists for 142 points.

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