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Stars put Brenden Morrow back on the IR

Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Brenden Morrow

San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) checks Dallas Stars left wing Brenden Morrow (10) during the third period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Dallas. San Jose won 4-1. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)


The Dallas Stars enjoyed having their captain Brenden Morrow back for two games in February, but the team announced that he’s back on the injured reserve again. Mike Heika indicates that the back and neck issues that have been hounding Morrow much of this season are acting up again.

The Stars recalled young winger Tomas Vincour to take his place (or at least give the team wiggle room to shuffle forwards around). Vincour’s been in and out of the Stars lineup, but he’s certainly not at the point in his career to replace Morrow’s production.

This has been a rough year for Morrow, especially after scoring a career-high 33 goals last season. There’s even been some trade talk regarding the Stars captain, although it’s tough to imagine that being a good move for a franchise that is trying to draw fans back after struggling at the box office in the post-Modano era.