Richards, Grossman to join team on trip

Dallas Stars center Brad Richards and defenseman Nicklas Grossman, who both have been out the last seven games due to injury, will join the team in Phoenix today, a team official said.

The Stars have the day off in the Phoenix area and will practice there tomorrow before departing for California, where they play the Anaheim Ducks on Friday and then the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.

Richards and Grossman did not accompany the team when it left for the road trip on Monday, but stayed behind and skated at the team's practice facility in Frisco.

The last word on Richards, who has been out with concussion-like symptoms, was that he could possibly return for Friday's game.

Grossman, who has been out with a hip injury, was considered doubtful for Friday but is expected to play on the trip, which concludes with a game in Los Angeles on Monday.