Stars Sign D Brodie As Fortunus Out

Texas defenseman Maxime Fortunus did not finish last night's game in Oklahoma City, suffering an injury in the first period. He was, in fact, in street clothes long before the Barons scored their fifth goal of the night in the third period. To remedy that, Texas today signed Cameron Brodie out of the ECHL.

Brodie comes from the Stockton Thunder, which previously employed former Star Tyler Shelast this season. Depending on the health of Dan Spang, Texas could play Brodie tomorrow night against the Aeros.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars announced on Thursday that the team has signed defenseman Cameron Brodie to a PTO (professional tryout agreement).

Brodie is a second-year pro who spent the first 43 games of the year with Stockton of the ECHL. In his time with the Thunder, Brodie totaled five points (all assists) and 54 penlaty minutes. He also spent his rookie season with Stockton in 2010-11, scoring two goals and totaling 12 points in 60 games played. Prior to turning pro, the 23-year old played junior hockey in the BCHL from 2004-09 and one year at the University of British Columbia in 2009-10. Brodie will look to make his AHL debut this weekend when the Stars host the Houston Aeros.