Richards' injury hands Stars another tough test

Updated: February 17, 2009, 10:13 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

The Dallas Stars have showed their resolve by turning around their season without top defenseman Sergei Zubov and captain Brenden Morrow.

Now we'll see if they're pushing the envelope by trying to survive without a third key star, forward Brad Richards, who is now out six to eight weeks with a broken wrist.

"It's going to show our character," Richards told ESPN.com on Tuesday. "Marty [Turco] has been playing really well and that will still be the key."

Richards is a huge loss ...

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