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Mike Ribeiro (knee) put on IR

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars center Mike Ribeiro, who has missed the last three games with a knee injury, was put on injured reserve on Monday.

"He's a little bit better today, but he's still not a player," Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said Sunday. "I don't think we'll see Ribby until after the All-Star break."

Ribeiro suffered a tear in his MCL in a knee-on-knee collision with Edmonton's Theo Peckham on Jan. 7. He was put on IR retroactive to that date.

The Stars have recalled left wing Francis Wathier from the AHL's Texas Stars because some Dallas forwards are battling the flu. The 12 forwards who have been in the lineup recently and Wathier will travel to St. Louis.

"With the sniffles and stuff guys have, we just want to make sure," Gulutzan said.

Defenseman Philip Larsen (concussion) and Tomas Vincour (knee) both took part in Sunday's optional practice in Frisco. Both players have been skating on their own recently, but this was the first time both players had practiced since being injured.

"They should be another three or four days," Gulutzan said.

Mark Stepneski covers the Stars for ESPNDallas.com.