Maxime Fortunus Recalled To Dallas

The defenseman carousel continues for Texas. As Larsen comes down, Fortunus goes up.
The Dallas Stars announced on Thursday the club has recalled defenseman Maxime Fortunus from the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). The club also placed center Toby Petersen on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 2.

Fortunus, 27, has played in 25 games for Texas so far this season, posting seven points (2g, 5a) and eight penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut last season with Dallas, appearing in eight games and accruing four penalty minutes. The La Prairie, QC native, helped Texas reach the Calder Cup Finals in the 2009-10 season, tallying 23 points (11g, 12a) in 72 regular season games during the club’s inaugural season.

Petersen, 32, suffered a hand injury Dec. 2 against Washington. He has skated in 24 games so far this season for the Stars, collecting one goal (shorthanded) and one assist with four penalty minutes. The Minneapolis, MN native, set a new career high in goals last season with nine. Petersen has played in 167 games over four seasons with Dallas, recording 31 points (14g, 17a). The 5-10, 197-pound center signed a two-year contract extension with Dallas on April 5, 2010.
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