|Nilstorp (Credit: TSG Photos)|
The Swede joins a hot Texas team that is surging in no small part thanks to its goaltending. Jack Campbell has started all the games while Nilstorp has been in Dallas and rattled off a recent five game win streak. Campbell is 6-2-1 in February with a 1.65 GAA and .932 SV%. After early season jitters and the uncertainty of being the backup, it seems that Campbell is really pushing the coaching staff to make Texas a 1/1A type goaltending situation.
It will be very interesting to see how the Stars start their tenders for this weekend's games. With back-to-backs in the past, Texas has trotted out the same tender many times. While Nilstorp deserves a start this weekend certainly, it's not clear he deserves both with Campbell's recent play. Either way, Campbell should not be relegated solely to shot count duty after his excellent month.
While there is no movement yet, Texas should be sending Tyler Beskorowany down to Idaho as a result of the transaction.
Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that Dallas has returned goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp on loan to Texas.
Nilstorp, 29, has been recalled to Dallas twice this season and has skated in five NHL games. The Malmo, Sweden native has a 1-3-1 record with a .897 save percentage (SV%) and a 3.09 goals-against average (GAA), recording his first career NHL victory by making 31 saves last Saturday in a 3-1 win against San Jose. Nilstorp made his NHL debut on Jan. 20 against Minnesota stopping 31-of-32 shots in 59 minutes of play. In 31 AHL games for Texas this season he is 17-10-1 record with a 2.17 GAA, .914 SV% and four shutouts. Nilstorp went undrafted and was signed by Dallas as a free agent on June 5, 2012.