Stars Put Roy on Injured List, Clear Spot for Benn

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    Chicago Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook (7) controls the puck against Buffalo Sabres' Derek Roy (9) and Nathan Gerbe (42) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. The Blackhawks won 6-2. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    The Dallas Stars have placed forward Derek Roy on injured reserve with a groin injury, clearing a roster spot for the expected debut of Jamie Benn on Monday night at Columbus.

    Roy, who was acquired from Buffalo in a trade that sent Steve Ott to the Sabres, was hurt Thursday against Chicago. He has two assists in four games.

    Benn and the Stars agreed on a five-year, $26.25 million contract the same night Roy got hurt. Benn, who was a restricted free agent, missed Saturday's loss to St. Louis.