Former Stars Chupp, Backman Sign Out East

Sean Backman (left) and Cody Chupp (Credit: Ron Byrd)

With the influx of Dallas players on the Texas roster this season, Cody Chupp and Sean Backman were both forced out of the lineup for the coming year. Today, news came out that both have found new homes for 2011-12. Chupp signed a deal with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL and will be on a tryout with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Backman will be on a two-way contract with the New York Islanders, most likely playing with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Backman will join his brother-in-law, Matt Moulson, in the Islanders system. You can keep up with Sean on Twitter now as well, @SBACKS16.