Monday, November 17, 2014

Kevin Connauton on Waivers, Could Be Texas-Bound

(Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
One-time Texas Star Kevin Connauton has been placed on waivers by the Dallas Stars this morning. With the emergence of John Klingberg in Dallas, Connauton has been a healthy scratch in four straight games. He last played against San Jose on November 8th. Minus Connauton, the Dallas defense is currently riding at six men: Goligoski, Klingberg, Daley, Dillon, Benn and Oleksiak.

Connauton is the seventh man right now, but with a string of five home games and low chances of Connauton getting into the lineup soon in Dallas, this gives Dallas options. He can be assigned to Texas for a period and come back when the team hits the road again.

The real trouble situation would be a waiver claim. Without a seventh defenseman, Dallas would likely call Jyrki Jokipakka into service as the seventh man when needed. That would certainly negatively impact the Texas Stars.

We will know if he clears waivers or has been claimed on Tuesday at 11 AM Central.

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