Dallas Assigns Seven Ahead of Roster Deadline Wednesday

Richard Bachman in a game against the Milwaukee Admirals on April 8th, 2011 (Credit: Chris Jerina)
Dallas made their second to last cuts yesterday, getting the roster down to 25 from 32. Official opening day rosters are finalized on Wendesday afternoon, so GM Joe Nieuwendyk and Coach Gulutzan have a few more days to evaluate which players they will cut to get down to the required 23.

Those assigned today included goalie Richard Bachman, defenseman Maxime Fortunus, and forwards Eric Godard, Travis Morin, Ray Sawada, Colton Sceviour and Francis Wathier. Godard is a player that we have not discussed to this point in any major capacity. He is a physical fourth line type player who was signed to a two year deal. The first year is two-way and the second is one-way. Godard cleared waivers on the first day possible but was not assigned at that time.

The two players expected to come down to Texas still left in Dallas are Philip Larsen and Tomas Vincour. Note that Scott Glennie is also still in Dallas but will be assigned as soon as he is cleared to play after suffered concussion like symptoms in the preseason. Eric Godard's assignment could shake things up for the roster. We'll discuss that a bit more as we get closer to the opener.


  1. They really aren't going to need Goddard as much until later or once they see how things shake out, so perhaps giving Vinnie a chance to show what he can do? I know he played strong in camp and with coach knowing him so well perhaps it's a chance for him to shine. I hope so, pretty proud of how well a lot of those guys played in camp.

  2. It's a question of what is best for Vincour's development: top six minutes in Texas or fourth line minutes and occasional scratches in Dallas? Probably top six minutes with the possibility of callups.


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