Sunday, March 16, 2014

Travis Morin Returns from Emergency Recall to NHL

(Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
The Texas Stars got the AHL's leading scorer back from the NHL's Dallas Stars this evening. Morin was in the NHL on emergency recall and the player that he was replacing, Cody Eakin, returned to the lineup tonight in Winnipeg. That means Morin had to be sent down or converted to a regular recall. NHL teams are only allowed four regular recalls after the NHL trade deadline. Morin collected his first NHL point on Friday against Calgary.

He will join the team for their Wednesday game in Iowa, barring any further recalls.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that Dallas has returned center Travis Morin on loan to Texas.

Morin, 30, is in his sixth season with the Stars organization and his ninth in professional hockey. In four games with Dallas this season, he has posted one assist and a +2 plus/minus rating. He leads the AHL with 74 points (29 goals, 45 assists) in 55 games for the Texas Stars this season.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound native of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota was originally selected by Washington in the ninth round (263rd overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft. He was signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 2, 2010.

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