Stars activate Jake Dowell from IR

The Dallas Stars have activated forward Jake Dowell, who has missed the last seven games with a broken finger, from injured reserve.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said this morning that Dowell isn't expected to play in Thursday's game against San Jose at American Airlines Center. But the Stars activated Dowell late this afternoon just in case Steve Ott is unable to play. Ott has been sick the past few days and left the ice early at this morning's skate.

Dowell was injured in the Feb. 21 game at Montreal.