Dallas Needs Bodies, Recalls Francis Wathier

While it doesn't sound like he'll play, the Stars have added Francis Wathier to their roster for their trip to Los Angeles. Typically if you're a little thin, you might call someone up for a trip. Wathier fits the bill in terms of being a reliable player if called upon. Also by calling up Wathier, Texas can maintain some of its top lines and get those players valuable minutes in the AHL.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that Dallas has recalled forward Francis Wathier (pronounced WAH-tee-ay) from Texas.

Wathier, 28, has played in 44 games for Texas this season, where he has 14 points (2 goals, 12 assists) and ranks third on the team with 64 penalty minutes. Over the course of his AHL career, he has 170 points (80 goals, 90 assists) and 585 penalty minutes in 427 games. The St. Isidore, Ont. native has skated in nine NHL contests, most recently on Jan. 16, 2012 against the St. Louis Blues. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound forward was Dallas' sixth-round selection (185th overall) at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.