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Dallas Stars defenceman Stephane Robidas breaks right leg against Blackhawks

Dallas Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas (3) lies on the ice after injuring his leg during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Dallas Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas (3) lies on the ice after injuring his leg during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

DALLAS - Stars defenceman Stephane Robidas has broken his right leg against the Chicago Blackhawks.

While helping to kill off a Dallas penalty in the second period Friday night, the 36-year-old Robidas slid hard into the boards beyond the goal line. He stayed down on the ice holding his leg just below the knee.

The team says Robidas has a fracture and was taken to UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Robidas is in his 11th season with the Stars, the longest tenure on the team, and his 14th NHL season. In his absence, Dallas played only five defencemen.

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