Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/2/12

EDMONTON, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 16: Sheldon Souray #44 of the Edmonton Oilers stretches prior to the start of the game against the New York Islanders on September 16, 2009 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Oilers won 3-2. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)
The Dallas Stars have placed veteran defenseman Sheldon Souray on injured reserve with a sprained ankle.

Souray suffered the injury just before the holiday break, and hasn't returned to action since.

The 35-year-old has four goals and 12 assists in 34 games so far this season. He joins fellow veteran blueliner Stephane Robidas (foot) on IR for the suddenly shorthanded Stars.

Dallas recalled defenseman Brenden Dillion from the club's American Hockey League affiliate to take Souray's roster spot.

He's the second blueliner recalled in two days following the promotion of Jordie Benn on New Year's Day.
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