Stars send Stephan back to Iowa of AHL

DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars sent goalie Tobias Stephan back
to the minor leagues Friday, a day after he was called up to be an
emergency backup with Marty Turco nursing a sore neck.

Stephan didn't play in the Stars' 1-0 win Thursday night at
Minnesota, where Mike Smith recorded his second shutout of the
season. Turco stayed in Dallas as a precaution.

Stephan returns to Iowa of the AHL, where he is 17-16-2 with a
2.6 goals-against average and two shutouts. He made his Stars debut
at Chicago in October.