Stars’ Richards returns after missing 10 games with concussion-like symptoms

DALLAS – Dallas Stars centre Brad Richards returned Wednesday night against the Calgary Flames after missing 10 games because of concussion-like symptoms.

Richards was injured when he was hit in the jaw on a check in the closing seconds of a game against Columbus on Feb. 13. He participated in the morning skate Wednesday and was cleared to play.

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Despite the missed games, Richards began the night as the Stars’ top scorer with 63 points.

The Stars went 5-4-1 while Richards was out.

Dallas defenceman Nicklas Grossman sat out his 11th consecutive game because of a hip injury, but he’s practising and could be active Friday night at home against Minnesota.