Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that Dallas has recalled forward Francis Wathier (pronounced WAH-tee-ay) from Texas.
Wathier, 28, has played in 44 games for Texas this season, where he has 14 points (2 goals, 12 assists) and ranks third on the team with 64 penalty minutes. Over the course of his AHL career, he has 170 points (80 goals, 90 assists) and 585 penalty minutes in 427 games. The St. Isidore, Ont. native has skated in nine NHL contests, most recently on Jan. 16, 2012 against the St. Louis Blues. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound forward was Dallas' sixth-round selection (185th overall) at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.