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Stars activate Ribeiro month after throat injury

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars have activated center Mike Ribeiro a month after he injured his throat in a game against the New York Rangers.

Ribeiro came off injured reserve Monday while defenseman Mark Fistric went on the list with a knee injury. Forwards Raymond Sawada and Francis Wathier were recalled from the Texas Stars of the AHL.

Ribeiro was accidentally struck in the throat by the stick of New York's Christopher Higgins in the Rangers' 5-2 victory on Jan. 6. He spent several days in a New York hospital after undergoing a tracheotomy.

Fistric injured a knee Thursday against Columbus and will have arthroscopic surgery. He will out until after the Olympic break, which ends March 2.