Stars stuck with Fedoruk's $875,000 salary after winger clears waivers

DALLAS -- Winger Todd Fedoruk has cleared waivers and been
assigned to minor league Iowa, leaving the Dallas Stars on the hook
for his $875,000 salary this season.

In July, the Stars signed Fedoruk, a free agent, to the one-year

On Sunday, the 28-year-old was placed on waivers after appearing
in 11 games this season, posting two assists and 33 penalty
minutes. On Tuesday, the Stars said Fedoruk cleared waivers and was
sent to the Iowa Stars, Dallas' primary development affiliate in
the American Hockey League.

Even if Fedoruk spends the rest of the year with Iowa, Dallas
must pay his $875,000 salary.

Fedoruk, an enforcer, started last season with Stanley Cup
champion Anaheim before getting traded to Philadelphia. He finished
with 120 penalty minutes and 14 points in 58 games.

The 6-foot-2, 241-pound Fedoruk was a second-round pick in 1997
by the Flyers, who traded him to the Ducks in 2005 before getting
him back a little more than a year later. He's scoreless with 38
penalty minutes in 19 career playoff games.