Friday, March 3, 2017

Dallas and Texas Stars Make Trio of Moves, Including Remi Elie NHL Recall

Remi Elie (Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)
The Dallas and Texas Stars made a trio of roster moves this morning following the NHL trade deadline, the injury of Antoine Roussel and Texas's return from a season-long road trip.

First, the Dallas Stars recalled Remi Elie in response to the injury to Antoine Roussel last night against the Islanders. Roussel is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks with a hand injury, essentially ending his season. Next, Texas released defenseman Aaron Harstad and forward Brendan O'Donnell from their PTOs with the club.

Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has recalled left wing Remi Elie from the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League. Texas has also released defenseman Aaron Harstad and forward Brendan O’Donnell from their professional tryout agreements.

Elie, 21, is tied for sixth on Texas with 25 points (8-17=25) in 50 games played this season. He has produced five points (2-3=5) in his last eight contests. In two professional seasons with Texas, he has registered 42 points (14-28=42) in 114 regular season games.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound native of Cornwall, Ontario was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (40th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

Harstad (HAR-stad), 22, joined the Stars after appearing in 37 ECHL games this season, 33 with the Norfolk Admirals and four with the Idaho Steelheads. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound blueliner competed in 26 games last season for the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, recording four assists. Harstad appeared in two games for the Stars during his tryout.

The Stevens Point, Wisc. native is a former seventh-round pick of the Winnipeg Jets in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

O’Donnell, 24, joined the Stars from the ECHL’s Florida Everblades, where he was playing his second professional season. At the time of his call-up, the 6-foot, 190-pound forward was fourth in the ECHL with 55 points (29-26=55) in 42 games with Florida. O’Donnell’s 29 goals this year were second overall in the league. He appeared in six games during his time with Texas.

He was a sixth-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2010.

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