Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller was activated off injured reserve Wednesday and served as the backup in their 4-3 overtime victory against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center.

Hiller has played only 71 minutes total since his appearance in the All-Star Game on Jan. 30 because of vertigo. Until then, the Swiss netminder was the NHL's busiest goalie in terms of shots faced as he appeared in 46 of their first 52 contests.

The question is when he will play and Hiller's availability figures to be a strong sign that he could start tonight in Nashville against the Predators. If that is the case, it would be his first game since Feb. 13 against Edmonton.

Even though it was a 4-0 shutout of the Oilers in which he needed to make only 12 saves, Hiller indicated that he still was suffering from symptoms of dizziness during that game, which only worsened when the team returned home on its charter.

The recovery has been slow as Hiller wasn't available for 15 consecutive games. But the symptoms have abated to the point where he has comfortably been taking part in full practice sessions for the past 10 days.