DALLAS (AP) _ The Dallas Stars activated defenseman Richard Matvichuk from injured list prior to Friday night's game against the Minnesota Wild.

Matvichuk broke his jaw when he was hit in the face with a puck during a game against the New Jersey Devils on Jan. 24. He went on the injured list the following day and missed four games.

Matvichuk will play with a protective facemask until the jaw is completely healed. He had two goals and nine assists in 49 games this season.

To make room for Matvichuk, Dallas returned rookie defenseman Richard Jackman to its International League affiliate in Utah.