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Stars’ Nicklas Grossman back in lineup after missing 11 games with hip injury

DALLAS – Dallas Stars defenceman Nicklas Grossman returned Friday night against the Minnesota Wild after missing 11 games because of a hip injury.

Grossman was injured Feb. 13 against Columbus.

Before the injury, Grossman was on the top defensive pair with Stephane Robidas.

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But while Grossman was out, the Stars acquired defenceman Alex Goligoski in a trade with Pittsburgh, and Dallas coach Marc Crawford installed Goligoski on the No. 1 duo with Robidas.

Grossman was paired with Karlis Skrastins on Friday night.