Bad News for Dallas Stars

Dallas Starscenter Brad Richards is out six to eight weeks with a broken right wrist.

Richards got hurt Monday night as the Stars beat Columbus 3-2.

Richards took a hard check midway through the second period and skated to the bench holding his right wrist. He didn't return.

He's being put on injured reserve with a distal radius fracture in his right wrist.

Team officials said surgery is not needed for Richards, who'll be re-evaluated in about one month.

Team captain Brenden Morrow has been out since suffering a torn anterior back in November but told the Star Telegram he is hopeful about his return to the ice.

Defenseman Sergei Zubov is also out on injury-reserve .

The Stars next six games are at home starting with the Oilers.

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