Monday, November 25, 2013

Labrie, Robinson Head to Idaho With Fortunus, Nilstorp Healthy

Josh Robinson (Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
The yo-yo continues for goalie Josh Robinson as Cristopher Nilstorp is back among the healthy ranks, sending Robinson to Idaho. After a 'tweak' last week, Cristopher Nilstorp is back as a full participant in practice and will tandem with Allen York for the time being. Jack Campbell is still out but has been skating over the past week, as previously reported here.

Hubert Labrie also heads down to Idaho with Robinson as Maxime Fortunus is closer to 100%. Fortunus noted that he held himself out of the game against Hamilton last Tuesday because he wasn't fully ready but then played in both games this past weekend. Labrie getting sent down is a good sign for Fortunus's health.

D Patrik Nemeth, who has also been injured for a time this season, is skating in practice but has no timetable for a return.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that goaltender Josh Robinson and defenseman Hubert Labrie have been sent to the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL. Robinson was returned on loan by Texas, while Labrie was reassigned by Dallas to Idaho.

Robinson, 23, has appeared in four games for Texas this season, including a 26-save shutout in his AHL debut on October 19th vs. San Antonio. The Frankenmuth, Michigan native has a 2-1-0 record for the Stars, with a 2.49 goals-against average (GAA) and a 0.893 save percentage (SV%). In five total ECHL games this year with Idaho, Robinson is 4-1-0, with a 2.17 GAA and a 0.928 SV%.

Labrie, 22, is in his third pro season after being signed by Dallas as an undrafted free agent to a three-year entry-level contract on September 18, 2009. The Victoriaville, Quebec native has played in 97 career pro games, including 64 AHL games for the Stars, with seven points (2 goals, 7 assists) and 68 penalty minutes. Labrie has one assist and five penalty minutes in four AHL games for Texas this year, while also playing in three ECHL games for the Steelheads.

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