DALLAS (AP) _ The Dallas Stars activated defensman Craig Ludwig from the NHL injured reserve list on Wednesday, making room on the roster by assigning forward Robert Petrovicky to the Michigan K-Wings of the International Hockey League.

Ludwig had missed 12 games since breaking a finger Dec. 23 against Chicago. He had been on injured reserve since Dec. 26.

Petrovicky was recalled from Michigan on Jan. 8 and played in one game, against Los Angeles the day of his recall.

Earlier in the day, the Stars sent another player to Michigan, forward Mike Donnelly.