Stephane Robidas off IR; Brenden Dillon back to AHL

The Dallas Stars have activated defenseman Stephane Robidas off injured reserve and assigned defenseman Brenden Dillon back to the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League.

Robidas has missed the last six games with a bruised foot suffered in a practice on December 20. His activation is a sign that he could be ready to return to action when the Stars play at Nashville Thursday.

Dillon was called up earlier this week due to injuries to Robidas, Sheldon Souray and Philip Larsen, but did not play.

Souray, who has an ankle injury, and Larsen, who is experiencing concussion-like symptoms, remain out.