Monday, October 10, 2016

Texas Stars Set Goalie Tandem with Assignment to Idaho

Landon Bow (Credit: Texas Stars)
Texas made a few transactions today that help set their roster a bit more for opening night. The biggest news is that Landon Bow is heading to Boise, which means Maxime Lagace and Philippe Desrosiers are the goalie tandem here in Cedar Park. Lagace is your likely starter most nights though. It remains to be seen how coach Laxdal splits the workload. Desrosiers is a top prospect for Dallas and needs ice. However, the value of the ice is also important. Odds are Dallas thinks 25 AHL games is more valuable than 50 ECHL games. I would agree.

Otherwise, Texas added Miro Karjalainen, who is likely to end up in the ECHL for Texas. He is a former fifth round pick of Dallas.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced Monday the team has reduced their training camp roster by two.

Landon Bow - Goaltender - Reassigned to Idaho (ECHL)
Kellen Lain - Forward - Released from tryout

The Stars also signed rookie defenseman Miro Karjalainen to an AHL standard player contract.

Karjalainen (KAIR-uh-ligh-nehn), 20, was drafted in the fifth-round (135th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars. The 6-foot-7, 225-pound native of Vihti, Finland spent the past two seasons competing in Finland’s top junior league. He has tallied a goal and six assists in 27 games over the past two seasons.

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