Thursday, December 11, 2014

Texas Adds Forward Taylor Stefishen in Advance of Expected NHL Callup

The ECHL transactions page revealed today that forward Taylor Stefishen has been added to the Texas Stars roster. The first year player has 7-11=18 in 23 games for the Elmira Jackals.

The signing comes as Texas awaits news of a likely forward recall by Dallas. Former Texas Star Ryan Garbutt was suspended by the league for three games after slew-footing Dustin Byfuglien in Tuesday's game against Winnipeg. As a Texas Star, Garbutt had a penchant for taking ill-timed penalties and now those penalties are escalating to suspensions in the show.

Stefishen should help a forward corps beleaguered by both callups and sickness. Gemel Smith was set to play last night but got sick during the afternoon. An unnamed player was said to be throwing up  in the locker room during the second intermission.

As Taylor Peters reminded everyone after last night's game, wash those hands and take your vitamin C.

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