Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Stars Send Coyle to Steelheads, Possible Larsen Return?

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Texas announced today that they have sent defenseman Jace Coyle to the ECHL's Idaho Steelheads. Coyle has been the odd man out for the past few games with Hubert Labrie getting starts instead.

However, this leaves just six defenseman in Texas. Does this presage a reassignment of Philip Larsen to the Texas Stars with Alex Goligoski and Trevor Daley both close to a return for Dallas? It's very possible. Dallas plays tomorrow and Texas is not in action again until Friday. Idaho plays tonight against Colorado.
The Texas Stars announced on Wednesday the club has assigned defenseman Jace Coyle to the Idaho Steelheads, the Stars’ ECHL affiliate.

Coyle is in his first pro season, having played in 11 games without registering a point. The 21-year old spent the last three years playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder enjoyed his best WHL in 2009-10, setting up 36 goals and totaling 46 points in 68 games played. In 241 WHL games from 2007-11, Coyle scored 25 goals and totaled 107 points. The undrafted defenseman attended training camp with the NHL’s Dallas Stars in 2011 and played for the Stars in the 2011 Traverse City Prospects camp.

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