Mike Ribeiro returns from knee injury
"He's ready to go," Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said. "He's had three days of skating and he's a pretty quick healer. He's a game player tonight."
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Matt Fraser, called up from the AHL on Sunday, will make his NHL debut. Fraser, who ranks fourth in the AHL in goal scoring (21 in 40 games), is expected to play on a line with Jake Dowell and Tomas Vincour.
"He's an All-Star in the American Hockey League, he's got a great shot," Gulutzan said. "He's a high-quality, character guy. He has the ability to score and we thought we'd give him a chance, especially with our goal scoring. We haven't scored much lately."
Also, forward Jamie Benn, who has missed the last four games following an appendectomy, skated prior to Monday's practice in Frisco. He expects to be ready to play in Sunday's NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa.
"I think I am going to go," Benn said. "It will be a good experience for me and it will be fun, so I am looking forward to it."
Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk said any contract talks with Benn, who is in the third and final year of his entry-level deal, probably will wait until after the season.
'We've had discussions, but there won't be any more discussions, I don't think," Nieuwendyk said.
Mark Stepneski covers the Stars for ESPNDallas.com.
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