|Assets:||Moves the puck quickly and effectively out of the defensive zone. Is a very heady player with solid all-around ability. Steps up in big spots. Is always willing to take a hit to make a play. Dishes it out, too.|
|Flaws:||Should produce more points with his skill set, but has trouble providing consistent offense. Can struggle against big forwards and is prone to bone-jarring hits in the defensive zone that can wear him down.|
|Career Potential:||Veteran big-minute defenseman.|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2008-09 (injury replacement)|
|QMJHL||Emile "Butch" Bouchard Trophy||1996-97|
|QMJHL||First All-Star Team||1996-97, 1995-96|
|3/04/2014||Acquired from the Dallas Stars.|
|11/30/2013||Broken leg, injured reserve.|
|10/08/2012||Signed with HIFK Helsinki (Finland).|
|1/04/2012||Missed 6 games (foot injury).|
|12/28/2011||Foot injury, injured reserve.|
|12/21/2011||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|10/27/2010||Suspended by the NHL for one game|
|10/01/2009||Re-signed by the Dallas Stars to a four-year contract extension.|
|4/12/2009||Missed the last 7 games of the regular season (lower body injury).|
|3/30/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/18/2008||Missed 3 games (broken jaw).|
|12/12/2008||Broken jaw, day-to-day.|
|4/02/2007||Missed 7 games (concussion).|
|12/06/2006||Re-signed by the Dallas Stars to a three-year contract extension.|
|8/05/2005||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Dallas Stars to a two-year contract.|
|7/30/2005||Chicago Blackhawks did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|9/17/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the Frankfurt Lions of the Deutsche Liga (Germany).|
|7/29/2004||Re-signed by the Chicago Blackhawks to a one-year contract.|
|7/16/2004||Filed for salary arbitration.|
|6/30/2004||Chicago Blackhawks tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/04/2004||Missed the last 18 games of the regular season (cheekbone injury).|
|3/20/2004||Cheekbone injury, remainder of the regular season.|
|3/01/2004||Cheekbone injury, day-to-day.|
|11/17/2003||Acquired from the Dallas Stars.|
|7/24/2003||Re-signed by the Dallas Stars.|
|6/26/2003||Dallas Stars tendered a qualifying offer.|
|10/04/2002||Claimed from the Montreal Canadiens in NHL Waiver Draft.|
|10/04/2002||Acquired from the Atlanta Thrashers.|
|7/04/2001||Re-signed by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|12/23/2000||Missed 2 games (shoulder injury).|
|12/18/2000||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|3/04/2014||Dallas Stars traded Stephane Robidas to the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2014.|
|8/05/2005||Signed as an unrestrited free agent by the Dallas Stars.|
|11/17/2003||Dallas Stars traded Jon Klemm and a 4th round selection in 2004 to the Chicago Blackhawks for Stephane Robidas and a 2nd round selection in 2004.|
|10/04/2002||Claimed by the Atlanta Thrashers from the Montreal Canadiens in NHL Waiver Draft. Then, Atlanta Thrashers traded Stephane Robidas to the Dallas Stars for a 6th round selection in 2003.|
|7/08/1995||Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 7th round (164th overall) in 1995.|
Robidas excited to be pursuing Stanley Cup | 03/05/2014 9:00 AM
NewsStephane Robidas will miss Dallas, but he's looking forward to playing for a team of Anaheim's caliber.
Orange County Register
Impact"Having a chance to join a team of the quality that Anaheim has, I'm very, very excited," Robidas said. "I talked to their GM, and we're going for a Stanley Cup. That's what I've been waiting for, for a long time. I think it's a great opportunity for me, and I'm very excited for the chance the Ducks are giving me." This might be his last good chance to win it all. Robidas is 37 years old and has 44 games worth of playoff experience. He's currently recovering from a leg injury.
Dallas ships Stephane Robidas to Anaheim | 03/04/2014 2:20 PM
NewsStephane Robidas (leg) has been dealt by the Dallas Stars to the Anaheim Ducks.
Katie Strang on Twitter
ImpactAnaheim is giving up the fourth round pick they just acquired from the Washington Capitals in the Dustin Penner trade. In other words, Anaheim has essentially swapped Penner for Robidas. The 37-year-old blueliner has been limited to 24 games this season due to a leg injury, but once he's healthy he will provide the Ducks with a capable top-four defenseman.
Stephane Robidas may be a good fit for Bruins | 03/04/2014 7:58 AM
NewsStephane Robidas may return in mid-March from a broken leg and his name is coming up in trade rumors.
CSN New England
Impact"A lot of teams covet [Robidas]," an NHL exec told CSNNE.com on Monday. "He's a veteran right-hander that competes like a bastard. He'd be a perfect fit for the Bruins." Boston has been searching for a defenseman to help absorb some of the minutes lost by a season-ending injury to Dennis Seidenberg and Robidas could do the trick.
Robidas (broken leg) 'way ahead of schedule' | 02/22/2014 8:56 PM
NewsStephane Robidas is considered "way ahead of schedule" in his return from a broken leg, according to Stars assistant coach James Patrick.
ImpactPatrick says Robidas is still "weeks away," though. Robidas broke his leg Nov. 29 and the timetable was four to six months. That he's practicing already is a an excellent sign. "I am very happy. I didn't expect to be back before the break, having two practices before the break. I think that was a big step for me mentally," Robidas said. "I was pretty happy with it, even though I am not 100 percent. The last couple practices I've been able to go through every drill. Guys are taking it pretty easy on me, but just to be back in that groove, it's been really good." There are rumblings that he could be back by mid-March, but Robidas doesn't want to set a timeframe just yet.
Stephane Robidas (leg) making good progress | 02/06/2014 11:13 AM
NewsStephane Robidas feels his recovery from a broken leg is going well.
Dallas Morning News
Impact"It's amazing how much I'm progressing," said Robidas, who broke his tibia and the fibula on Nov. 29 against Chicago. "When I started, I didn't do any stops and starts and couldn't pivot. Saturday, I could pivot. Then, yesterday, I could do some stops - not full speed, but some stops. And then today, I did a practice with the guys. I'm not ready to go, but it's ahead of schedule." He isn't projected to be available until mid-March at the earliest. Robidas won't rush back either because he wants to be completely healed just in case he has to test unrestricted free agency in the summer.
Stephane Robidas resumes skating | 01/15/2014 4:38 PM
NewsStephane Robidas (leg) has started skating by himself.
ImpactRobidas' first skate since he was hurt was on Monday and he followed it up with another on-ice session on Wednesday. "It's pretty good. It's better than I expected, to be honest," Robidas said. "A little bit of it is pain, a lot of it is mental. You've got to trust it. We just did a little skating, no stop and start, no pivoting. I went forward, laps where I did c-cuts and kind of pushed on one leg. Obviously the stride is not the same, but I try to keep it as close as possible. Monday I couldn't do any crossover to one side, but by the end of today I was able to do some. Progress." Robidas isn't close to being ready to return to the Dallas Stars' lineup.
Stephane Robidas feels his leg "is coming" | 12/30/2013 6:05 PM
NewsStephane Robidas (leg) was at the Stars' practice facility on Monday.
ImpactHe suffered a broken leg on Nov. 29 against Chicago and the initial timetable for his return was set at four-to-six months. "It's coming. I've never had this injury, so it's tough to know if I am on schedule or not," Robidas said. "It's tough to compare. Every injury is different, but at least now I can walk more like normal. It's tight a little bit, but it's getting closer. It's good." There's no timetable available for when he'll be ready to resume skating.
Stephane Robidas (leg) will miss 4-6 months | 11/30/2013 2:31 PM
NewsStephane Robidas has been placed on injured reserve and he's projected to miss four-to-six months with a broken leg.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHe suffered a leg fracture in Friday's shootout loss to Chicago. Robidas has five points and a plus-7 rating in 24 games this season. He may not be able to return this year as a result of the ailment.
Robidas estimated to be out 4-6 months | 11/30/2013 12:36 PM
NewsInitial estimates for recovery time for Stephane Robidas are 4-6 months.
ImpactThat will essentially kill his season, which is to be expected given the severity of the broken leg he sustained. Those in one-year leagues should drop Robidas immediately.
Stars' Stephane Robidas suffers broken leg | 11/30/2013 11:45 AM
NewsDallas Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas broke his right leg in the second period of his team's 2-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.
ImpactRobidas was wheeled off the ice on a stretcher and taken to the hospital. While helping to kill off a Dallas penalty, 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. "It didn't look good," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "He's been playing real well. That's the only real negative from this game." 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 defensemen.
Stephane Robidas gets goal in 2-1 SO loss | 10/26/2013 10:10 PM
NewsStephane Robidas netted a goal for Dallas, but it fell 2-1 in the shootout Saturday night.
ImpactRobidas has had a few seasons here and there where he's been relevant in fantasy leagues, but the 36-year-old isn't worth a look this year. He has just one goal and an assist on the season. Lane MacDermid and Vernon Fiddler chipped in with the assists.
Robidas likely to remain in Dallas' top-four | 08/13/2013 5:24 PM
NewsStephane Robidas is Dallas' only right-handed defenseman on their NHL roster.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactTrevor Daley and Sergei Gonchar have often played on the right side, but being an actual right-handed shot may help Robidas remain in the team's top-four defense group this campaign. It's also a good sign for him that new coach Lindy Ruff made him the second most used defenseman on Team Canada, behind only Dan Hamhuis, at the World Championships. Robidas may get a lighter load this year in Dallas with the arrival of Gonchar. It's also possible he could be traded at some point, but until that day comes he'll be an important veteran on the team.
Stephane Robidas picks up two points Tuesday | 02/27/2013 11:18 AM
NewsStephane Robidas registered two assists in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win.
Fort-Worth Star Telegram
ImpactRobidas has nine assists in 20 games this season. He puts up decent offensive numbers, but his real value comes in leagues that use hits and blocked shots as categories.
|Goals||1||4 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Nov 26||1|
|Assists||1||vs. SJ||Oct 17||2|
|Points||1||5 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Nov 26||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||6 times-last:at Edm||last:Nov 13||12|
|Plus/Minus||3||vs. Cgy||Oct 24||4|
|Power Play Goals||1||vs. NYR||Nov 21||0|
|Power Play Points||1||vs. NYR||Nov 21||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||24 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Nov 29||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||24 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Nov 29||0|
|Shots||5||vs. NYR||Nov 21||4|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2009-10 (Dal)|
|Penalty Minutes||86||2006-07 (Dal)|
|Plus/Minus||+15||2 times-last: 2005-06 (Dal)|
|Power Play Goals||7||2 times-last: 2009-10 (Dal)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2 times-last: 2005-06 (Dal)|
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