Monday, April 18, 2016

Texas Stars Add G Markus Ruusu on ATO, Expected to Be Practice Goalie

A very minor move today, but one that shows the Texas Stars are in playoff mode. Texas added goalie Markus Ruusu on an ATO this morning. He is a 2015 Dallas draft pick. The sixth-rounder is coming in as a practice goalie for the team.

Every club does this whether it's a guy on the books or not. Philippe Desrosiers got some time as an ATO back in 2014. Local amateur Rick Plester, also known as "Sideburns" by the team, was a practice goalie without an ATO as well that year. Ruusu will not dress and is simply there to help take the load off of Texas' goalies in practice, who need to conserve energy for playing in games.

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