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Stars forward Eriksson leaves in second period with upper-body injury

DALLAS – Dallas Stars forward Loui Eriksson left Tuesday night’s game against the San Jose Sharks with what the club termed an upper-body injury.

Eriksson, third on the Stars with 23 goals, was hit in the head area on an open-ice check by San Jose’s Douglas Murray with 16:08 left in the second period. At the next stoppage in play, Eriksson skated slowly off the ice, went to the locker room and did not return.

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Steve Ott of the Stars fought Murray 20 seconds after Eriksson’s injury. Ott received instigator and misconduct penalties in addition to a matching fighting penalty with Murray.