Stars send Stephan back to Iowa of AHL

Updated: February 8, 2008, 4:58 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars sent goalie Tobias Stephan back to the minor leagues Friday, a day after he was called up to be an emergency backup with Marty Turco nursing a sore neck.

Stephan didn't play in the Stars' 1-0 win Thursday night at Minnesota, where Mike Smith recorded his second shutout of the season. Turco stayed in Dallas as a precaution.

Stephan returns to Iowa of the AHL, where he is 17-16-2 with a 2.6 goals-against average and two shutouts. He made his Stars debut at Chicago in October.


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