Eleven Players to Texas Stars Camp After Dallas Assignments, Releases

Mike Hedden (Credit: Josh Rasmussen/Texas Stars)
Before last night's 3-2 OT loss to St. Louis, the Dallas Stars reduced their training camp roster by ten overall. Nine of those ten will be in Cedar Park this week for training camp with the Texas Stars. Further, Dallas placed Francis Wathier and Toby Petersen on waivers. They cleared this morning and were assigned to Texas this afternoon.

Those on Dallas contracts assigned yesterday were forwards Curtis McKenzie and Taylor Peters and defensemen Ryan Button and Hubert Labrie. Five players were also released from their tryout contracts, all bound for the Texas Stars or Idaho this season. Those players were Justin Dowling, Mike Hedden, Brock Montgomery, Etienne Boutet and Brendan Ranford. None of those on tryout contracts had figured into any of Dallas's preseason games.

Texas announces training camp start dates

It was a bit of a hidden note, but the Texas Stars announced their training camp start dates. Players are expected to report Tuesday with on-ice activities beginning on Wednesday. The full roster for the Stars will be released tomorrow. It should include many familiar faces from the Idaho Steelheads, including Taylor Vause and Carl Sneep.