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Stephane Robidas will face his former squad, the Dallas Stars, in the first round.

Anaheim acquired Robidas from the Stars on March 4. Given his familiarity with Anaheim's opposition, he's been helping out his teammates ahead of Game 1. "Obviously he asked me a few questions," Robidas said. "A little bit about what I know about them. Obviously it's part of the game." On the ice, Robidas is serving as a reliable top-four defenseman for the Ducks.

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Stephane Robidas scored 16 seconds into overtime and the Anaheim Ducks staged the biggest comeback in team history by rallying from four goals down to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 at Honda Center Monday night.

It was Robidas' first goal as an Anaheim Duck. He also has three assists for the Ducks in seven games. Ryan Getzlaf had a strong night with a goal and an assist, while Corey Perry, Nick Bonino and rookie defenseman Hampus Lindholm also scored for the Ducks. Patrick Maroon assisted two goals in the victory.

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Stephane Robidas picked up his first point as an Anaheim Duck on Sunday.

Robidas assisted in his third game wearing an Anaheim uniform after a long career with Dallas. The Ducks acquired him at the trade deadline but needed two weeks to put the defenseman in the lineup as he was recovering from a broken leg. Robidas' best years are behind him but he adds a veteran presence to the blueline and he can certainly chip in with the occasional point.

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Stephane Robidas (leg) will play in his first game with the Ducks on Tuesday.

Robidas was acquired from Dallas on March 4, but he hadn't completely recovered from his injury prior to the trade. In addition to being his Ducks debut, this will also be Robidas' first contest since Nov. 29.

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Veteran NHL defenseman Stephane Robidas took the pregame warmup with the Ducks Saturday night but did not play in their 2-1 victory over their cross-town rivals, the Los Angeles Kings.

Acquired March 4 from Dallas, Robidas is nearly recovered from a broken leg.

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Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau said that he'd prefer to give Stephane Robidas his debut with the team on March 18.

While Robidas isn't a high-scorer (five points in 24 games played this season), he's useful in the gritty categories. The defenseman has 12 PIM, 35 SOG, 62 hits and 34 blocked shots in 24 GP. He's shown that he can do a lot of different things, so he could be interesting if the Ducks use him significantly.

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Stephane Robidas will miss Dallas, but he's looking forward to playing for a team of Anaheim's caliber.

"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.

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Stephane Robidas (leg) has been dealt by the Dallas Stars to the Anaheim Ducks.

Anaheim 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.

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Stephane Robidas may return in mid-March from a broken leg and his name is coming up in trade rumors.

"A lot of teams covet [Robidas]," an NHL exec told 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.

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Stephane Robidas is considered "way ahead of schedule" in his return from a broken leg, according to Stars assistant coach James Patrick.

Patrick 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.