Dallas Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas is out four to six months with a broken leg, the team announced Saturday.
Robidas left Friday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks on a stretcher after sustaining the injury.
At 12:34 of the second period, as Dallas was killing off the game's first power play, Robidas, currently Dallas' longest-tenured player, was attempting to block a shot or pass by Chicago center Jonathan Toews when he slid into the end boards and immediately pointed to his right knee.
Robidas was transported to a local hospital with a leg fracture.
"It didn't look good," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said of Robidas' injury after the game. "He's been playing real well. They (him and Brenden Dillon) have been a big pair for us. That was probably one of the only real big negatives. Robi is a battler and he's really played hard and played well this year for us."
Robidas is tied with Brendan Dillon for the team lead among defensemen with four goals and five points in 24 games.