Ott out after emergency appendectomy

Updated: February 8, 2010, 1:35 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Stars activated center Mike Ribeiro from injured reserve, but the team won't have winger Steve Ott or defenseman Mark Fistric during a crucial three-game road trip, which starts in Chicago on Tuesday.

Ott had an emergency appendectomy early Monday morning and will not return until after the two-week Olympic break. Ott felt pain, called the trainers at 4 a.m. and it was determined that he needed surgery.

"It's unfortunate for Steve, first and foremost, ...

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