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Stars' Ribeiro suffers throat contusion

Updated: January 7, 2010, 8:03 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

FRISCO, Texas -- Stars center Mike Ribeiro's throat injury is more serious than doctors first thought, and he's going to be out four to six weeks with a throat contusion.

He was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

Ribeiro underwent a procedure late Wednesday night to repair the contusion, which included a tracheotomy.

Ribeiro suffered the injury when he was hit in the neck by the stick of New York Rangers forward Christopher Higgins at 15:32 of the second period in Wednesday's ...

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