Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Connauton Recalled; MacDermid on Waivers

Kevin Connauton (Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
Kevin Connauton has been recalled from his conditioning assignment with the Texas Stars as the farm club returns from its three game Northeast road trip. Connauton played heavy minutes in his time here, which is what the Dallas Stars needed from him in order to keep him in game shape.

Elsewhere, Lane MacDermid was placed on waivers this morning. If he clears tomorrow, the thought would be that he is assigned to the Texas Stars. The pickup of Dustin Jeffrey from Pittsburgh off the waiver wire put MacDermid further outside the playing roster. He could be on the ice on Friday against San Antonio.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that Dallas has recalled defenseman Kevin Connauton from his conditioning assignment with Texas.

Connauton, 23, appeared in six games with Texas, registering one assist, 20 shots on goal and 23 penalty minutes. The Edmonton, Alta. native made his NHL debut on Oct. 24 vs. Calgary, recording a +2 plus/minus rating and two penalty minutes in his only appearance with Dallas this season.

The six-foot-two, 200-pound defenseman was acquired by Dallas, along with a second-round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft, from Vancouver in exchange for Derek Roy on April 2, 2013.

5 comments:

  1. With Connauton back up in Dallas, Fortunus in and out of the line-up, and Nemeth injured, do you think Texas will recall Ryan Button from Idaho?

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    1. If anyone gets called up, it's Button. He's killing it in Idaho. Six game point streak and at the top of league in D-man points.

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  2. I think Texas comes out better in the deal. I had high hopes for Connauton but he has played poor here, one assist and a plus - 4. Maybe if he spends some time on the farm (Dallas - Sarcasm) he can learn to be a quality AHL player.

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    1. I had high hopes as well. He wasn't a difference maker like he really should have been. It's too bad that waivers will probably keep him in Dallas all year because he would do well to get some minutes in the AHL and keep 'fresh'.

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  3. I'm surprised that they let MacDermid go for so little. He's a good player. I can understand if Scott White didn't think he fit in on the Texas Stars, but a 6th round pick??? Really? And to have him go to our arch-rivals the Abbottsford Heat? If he helps the Heat beat us, I'm going to be extremely pi$$ed!!!

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