Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hauswirth Recalled, Bachman to Get Another Start

Minor transaction news today with Jake Hauswirth being recalled to the Texas Stars from the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees. The right wing was part of the trade that sent Krys Barch to Florida.

It is a bit confusing that he would be brought up, since Texas is alternately scratching Stephen Schultz and Eric Godard and would not likely like to add another body to the press box rotation at this time. Best indication is that Texas wants to get a feel for what they have in Hauswirth in case of the need for later recall. Texas has only a few forwards in the ECHL/CHL level so it would be good for Coach Pyle and GM White to know what they have in Hauswirth, how he fits with the team and what his strengths are, just in case. I would not expect him to dress for any games this weekend.

In other news, Richard Bachman's shutout performance in MSG earned him the start tonight against the NY Islanders. This will be Bachman's third straight start in the NHL, previously winning at LA.

Here is the Hauswirth release:
The Texas Stars announced on Thursday that the Dallas Stars have reassigned right wing Jake Hauswirth from the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees of the Central Hockey League to the Texas Stars. The Dallas Stars are the NHL affiliate of Texas.

The Dallas Stars acquired Hauswirth in a trade with the Florida Panthers on December 7. Dallas sent forward Krys Barch to Florida in exchange for Hauswirth and a sixth-round pick. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound right wing is in his third pro season, spending the first two pro years in the ECHL with Cincinnati and South Carolina. Hauswirth played in 19 games with the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees of the CHL this season. The right wing has six goals and seven assists for 13 points in 19 games played. In all, the Merrill, WI native has played in 130 pro games, scoring 35 goals and totaling 75 points.

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