Defenseman Larsen Assigned to Texas

Philip Larsen in a game against the Peoria Rivermen on October 26th. (Credit: Brian Hackert)

After a short stint in the NHL to spell two injured defenseman, Dallas has returned Philip Larsen to the Texas Stars. I would imagine this means that Guilliaume Monast will be headed to Idaho as a consequence, as the Stars will now have 8 healthy defensemen.

Here's the presser:
The Dallas Stars announced on Thursday that the club has assigned defenseman Philip Larsen to the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Larsen, 21, has skated in six games for Dallas this season, collecting two assists. He has spent the majority of 2010-11 with Texas, playing in 29 games, recording 13 assists and eight penalty minutes with a +7 plus/minus rating. The Esbjerg, Denmark, native made his NHL debut last season with Dallas, dressing in two games and posting one assist.

Larsen skated in 116 games from 2006-2010 for Vastra Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League, tallying 27 points (3g, 24a). The 6-1, 183-pound defenseman was drafted by Dallas in the fifth round (149th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.