Stars activate offseason acquisition Stefan

Updated: October 11, 2006, 1:18 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars on Wednesday activated center Patrik Stefan, the former No. 1 pick acquired from Atlanta in the offseason.

Stefan missed the first two games of the regular season after going on injured reserve Oct. 3 with a hip injury. He was scoreless in four preseason games with the Stars.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound center came to Dallas with Jaroslav Modry in an offseason trade that sent Niko Kapanen and a seventh-round draft pick to Atlanta.

The No. 1 pick by the Thrashers in 1999, Stefan has 59 goals and 118 assists in 414 career games. He had 10 goals and 14 assists in 64 games last season.

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