Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dallas Calls For Mueller, Sceviour Following Peverley's Cardiac Event

Mueller and Sceviour, among others (Credit: Steven Christy)
Somehow the Dallas Stars are going to play hockey tonight at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. They will do so without Rich Peverley after last night's very scary cardiac event that sent Peverley to the hospital and postponed Dallas's game with Columbus. To fill the roster gap, Dallas has recalled Chris Mueller and Colton Sceviour under emergency conditions. They were both on an early morning flight with Mike Heika out of Dallas headed to St. Louis. Dallas has not yet made the recalls official but is expected to in the next few hours.

Following last night's incident, Alex Chiasson was "shaken up" according to Jim Nill (via Heika) and was also at the hospital briefly last night. He did not make the trip to St. Louis. Therefore, both Sceviour and Mueller are expected to play tonight.

Dallas has been carrying 12 forwards as of late to give everyone a chance to play somewhere instead of sitting in the press box. Texas may get either Mueller or Sceviour back in their lineup in time for tomorrow's game against Charlotte.

6 comments:

  1. Do we have a risk of either of them going on waivers this late in the season?

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    1. At least one was definitely emergency conditions, which negates waivers.

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  2. Probably not since they were called up on "emergency" conditions. Stephen knows better than I do.

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    1. Oh, good point! Here's hoping that's not an issue. Would be terrible to lose either of them, especially near the end of the season and into the playoffs.

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  3. Pretty much any call-up is for an emergency, like Nils for Leht. At least one of them will be there for a long time, maybe the rest of the season, but I worry that if they go on waivers to come back, we could lose them.

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    1. "Any call up is for an emergency" is not accurate at all. Most teams carry 13 active forwards, so one injury doesn't invoke the emergency recall rule (the injury has to drop the team to fewer than 12 active forwards to invoke the rule).

      Dallas has only been carrying 12 on the roster, so with 2 being out, they can recall two under the recall rule, and they can return them to the AHL without going through waivers as soon as the injured/unavailable players are once again available.

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