Ribeiro Activated From IR; Sawada, Wathier Recalled
Monday, 02.8.2010 / 10:44 AM CT / News
By Dallas Stars Staff
Frisco, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has activated center Mike Ribeiro from injured reserve. He suffered a throat injury against New York Rangers on Jan. 6 and was placed on injured reserve the following day. Dallas has also recalled right wing Raymond Sawada and left wing Francis Wathier from the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Sawada, 24, has played in five games for Dallas this season, recording two shots. He has skated in 36 games for Texas this season, collecting three goals and six assists. The Richmond, British Columbia native scored 76 points (31g, 45a) over 137 games during four years at Cornell University. He was Dallas’ second round selection (52nd overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Wathier, 25, made his NHL debut this season with Dallas and has dressed in two games for the club this season, accruing five penalty minutes and three shots. He has spent the majority of this season with the Texas Stars, where he has played in 50 games, recording 23 points (11g, 12a) and 76 PIM. The 6-4, 208-pound left wing was Dallas’ sixth round selection (185th overall) at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
The Dallas Stars will travel to Chicago today to face the Blackhawks Tuesday at 7:30 pm CT (TV: FOX Sports Southwest, Radio: Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket).