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[November 01, 2016]  Oct 31 (The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Stars right winger Ales Hemsky will be out five to six months after undergoing hip surgery, the team announced Monday.

The initial injury occurred while Hemsky was playing for Team Czech Republic at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Under the team's timetable, the earliest Hemsky could be back would be late March or early April.

After missing the first four games of the season, the 33-year-old Hemsky aggravated the injury against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Oct. 22, during which he played 25 shifts, logged 15:32 of ice time and took one shot on net. He was placed back on injured reserve after the game.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning recalled defenseman Slater Koekkoek from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.

The team also re-assigned defenseman Matt Taormina to Syracuse.

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Koekkoek, a 22-year-old drafted No. 10 overall by the Lightning in 2012, has one career point (an assist) in 12 NHL games over two seasons.

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The Arizona Coyotes signed defenseman Kyle Capobianco to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The Coyotes also assigned center Christian Dvorak to the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League. (Editing by Andrew Both)

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