Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New D Schiestel Only Surprise on Stars' Clear Day Roster

The Stars announced their Clear Day roster today along with the rest of the AHL. Texas's roster, fully posted below, includes only one unexpected surprise.

Cameron Brodie and Nick Layton were sent back to their ECHL and CHL clubs, respectively, after short stints in the American League. The big addition is Drew Schiestel, a defenseman from Rochester, who was assigned by Buffalo to Texas. The third year man was selected as a member of the Eastern Conference AHL All-Star Team for the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic, but he sufferred a knee injury since then. He was apparently not getting many minutes in Rochester and looks to be an upgrade over Brodie. He has scored 2-10-12 in 43 games with a minus-3 rating. With Fortunus and Labrie still out, look for Schiestel to make an immediate impact.

Other notables include Stephen Schultz and Hubert Labrie being left off the roster, which means the Stars do not expect them to recover from their injuries in time for the end of the season. Additionally, great news for Ryan Garbutt in that Tomas Vincour was the recalled player on the roster, not him. Garbutt cannot play for Texas now for the rest of the year, which means Dallas wants to keep him.

Full roster:
Tyler Beskorowany (G)
Andrew Raycroft (G)
Jordie Benn
Jace Coyle
Brenden Dillon
Angelo Esposito
Michael Forney
Maxime Fortunus (inj.)
Matt Fraser
Luke Gazdic
Scott Glennie
Eric Godard
Mike Hedden
Brad Lukowich
Travis Morin
Colton Sceviour
Drew Schiestel
Dan Spang
Mathieu Tousignant
Tomas Vincour (recalled)
Francis Wathier
Shawn Weller

In residence:
Scott Campbell
Matt Case
Jake Hauswirth
Hubert Labrie (inj.)

Remember that a player in residence can only be used during the remainder of the regular season or the playoffs if a combination of three members of the 22-man roster are injured, recalled or suspended.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting to see Vincour on here. Guess we know who Dallas is sending down once Morrow returns from injury. Garbutt has been playing lights out in Dallas and is a better fit as a 3rd/4th line energy guy, hopefully Tomas returns with the fire he had early in the season and that same scoring touch!

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