Texas Stars forward Sean Backman has been assigned by the Dallas Stars to the ECHL's Idaho Steelheads. I am imagining this bodes well for the health of winger Ray Sawada. Here is the release:
The Texas Stars announced on Tuesday that right wing Sean Backman has been reassigned by the Dallas Stars (NHL) to the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL, the Stars’ ECHL Affiliate.
The rookie forward played in eight games for the Texas Stars in 2010-11, scoring his first pro goal and adding his first pro assist for two points. The 24-year old forward was signed to a one-year deal by the Dallas Stars on March 30th, 2010 after completing a four-year career at Yale University. Backman was named the 2009-10 Ivy League Player of the Year and also selected to the First-Team All ECAC and Reebok All America second team after his senior season with the Bulldogs. The Cos Cob, CT native, scored 77 goals and totaled 126 points in 122 NCAA contests.