Stars activate Jamie Benn from IR

The Dallas Stars have activated Jamie Benn from injured reserve in time for the forward to participate in this weekend's All-Star Game in Ottawa.

The Stars also assigned Tomas Vincour, Philip Larsen and Matt Fraser to the Texas Stars of the AHL.

Benn, 22, missed the past five games following an emergency appendectomy.

He is expected to be back in the lineup when the Stars return from the break Tuesday at Anaheim.

Benn has 13 goals and 29 assists.

Fraser, called up over the weekend because of injuries, made his NHL debut Tuesday night and played just 3:57. He is scheduled to play in the AHL All-Star Classic in Atlantic City early next week.

Mark Stepneski covers the Stars for ESPNDallas.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.