Brunnstrom not cleared for contact

Updated: November 19, 2009, 2:18 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

Dallas Stars left wing Fabian Brunnstrom, who suffered a shoulder injury when he was hit by a teammate in practice, has been placed on injured reserve.

The move is retroactive to Nov. 7. Brunnstrom has missed three games since he was hit by defenseman Stephane Robidas in practice. Although Brunnstrom has practiced with the team, he has not yet been cleared for contact.

By putting Brunnstrom on IR, the Stars can call up Warren Peters to give them some more forward depth. Peters, who was playing for the Texas Stars, the AHL affiliate, had seven goals and four assists in 16 games.

Brunnstrom, 24, has played in 17 games for the Stars this season and has one goal and six assists.

The Stars face the Blue Jackets at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at American Airlines Center.

Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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