|Ready for the NHL? Maybe. (Credit: Josh Rasmussen/Texas Stars)|
I'm not sure that he's ready for it personally, but this is how the cards are being dealt for the organization. Dallas needs better backup goaltending and they're going to give their 'goalie of the future' a shot at spelling Kari Lehtonen.
Meanwhile in Texas, Richard Bachman will get the assignment. I think it's likely that Texas plays Bachman tonight. Coach Desjardins has shown no confidence in Tyler Beskorowany this season as he has gotten no ice time.
Things just got really interesting in net for the Dallas organization
(Side note: Check out Josh Robinson's numbers in Idaho this season.)
Here's the release:
The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Jack Campbell and assigned goaltender Richard Bachman to the Texas Stars, Dallas’ development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). The club also placed forward Ryan Garbutt on injured reserve with a hand injury, retroactive to March 14.
Campbell, 21, has skated in 32 games for Texas this season and has a 14-10-3 record with a .906 save percentage (SV%) and a 2.59 goals-against average (GAA). The Port Huron, Mich., native was Dallas’ first-round selection (11th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to beginning his professional career, Campbell represented Team USA at three consecutive IIHF World U-20 Championships (2010-12), capturing a gold medal in 2010 and a bronze medal in 2011.
Bachman, 25, has played in seven games this season with Dallas, recording a 2-3-0 record with a .838 SV% and a 4.27 GAA. The Salt Lake City native has appeared in 26 career NHL contests, posting a 10-8-1 record with a .894 SV%, a 3.13 GAA and one shutout. He was Dallas’ fourth-round selection (120th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Additionally, the club has placed forward Ryan Garbutt on injured reserve, retroactive to the game against the Anaheim Ducks on March 14. The 6-0, 190-pound forward from Winnipeg has appeared in 43 career NHL games (all with Dallas) recording five goals and three assists with 42 penalty minutes.