Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dallas Stars Ready to Hit the Ice in Cedar Park

Justin Dowling (Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
With Traverse City in the rear-view, the eyes of Texas turn to Cedar Park for Dallas Stars training camp. The NHL club held a media day this afternoon ahead of their I-35 sojourn to central Texas.

The full training camp roster has also been released. The organization continued its excellent practice of including AHL contracted players in the NHL training camp, including vets like Travis Morin and Greg Rallo along with newcomers like Shane Hanna, Max French and Sam Laberge. You can take a look at the full roster here, which has 62 total players.

Some other news of note out of Frisco today:
  • D Miro Heiskanen, Dallas's 1st round pick this year, will not be at camp after suffering a concussion in the early season in Europe. It's questionable if he even comes to North America at all this season as a result.
  • C Martin Hanzal has an ankle injury. Dallas is being cautious now and holding him out of camp but doesn't seem to believe it will be a long-term injury.
  • D Chris Martenet, who was expected to start the season with Texas, is out at least two months with mononucleosis. 
Dallas also announced that they are adding a practice to the training camp schedule on Sunday morning. Before the scrimmage, the veteran NHL players will skate from 9:00 - 10:45 AM. The scrimmage at noon has now been rebranded as the 'Future Prospects Scrimmage,' indicating that fans shouldn't expect to see Benn, Seguin or any of the top players from the NHL in that game.

Everything gets started Friday morning at 9:30 AM.

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