Russian has, yet again, been placed on injured reserve retroactive to November 28th. They are saying now that it is a hip injury. Oh. My. God. They have also called up Dan Jancevski. I’m assuming this is because Mark Fistric is still healing from his knee surgery.
Here is the official press release
FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has placed defenseman Sergei Zubov on Injured Reserve, retroactive to Nov. 28, with a hip injury. The club also recalled defenseman Dan Jancevski from the Hamilton Bulldogs in the American Hockey League.
Zubov, 38, has collected four helpers in 10 appearances this season, but has missed the last five games as he continues to recover from hip surgery, for which he also missed the season’s first 12 games.
The Moscow native is the highest-scoring Russian-born defenseman in NHL history, and is the only blue-liner in the league to collect 30-or-more assists in each of the last 12 seasons. Zubov ranks 16th in NHL history in assists by a defenseman (619), and 17th among all-time blueliners in points (771), and is third among active NHL defensemen in both assists and points (behind Chris Chelios and Nicklas Lidstrom). Zubov ranks third in Stars franchise history in games played (839) and assists (438), and is just five points shy of tying Bobby Smith for fifth on the franchise’s all-time scoring list (111-438-549).
Jancevski, 27, has skated in 25 games with Hamilton this season, recording a goal and nine assists for 10 points with 34 penalty minutes. His nine helpers are the most of any Bulldogs defenseman this season.
The native of Windsor, Ont., has gone scoreless in six career NHL games, including two last season with Dallas. He also appeared in two games with the Stars during the 2005-06 season, and in two with Tampa Bay in 2007-08.
The 6-3, 218-pound defenseman was originally selected by Dallas in second-round (No. 66 overall) of the 1999 Draft. He was a member of Hamilton’s 2007 Calder Cup championship club, recording 14 points (3 goals, 11 assists) in 22 games en route to the AHL title.