Aaron Rome Sent Back to Texas Stars

Aaron Rome (Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
The Dallas Stars announced a pair of roster moves this morning, sending Aaron Rome to Texas and picking up long-time Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguin Dustin Jeffrey off waivers. Rome, if he can make it to Toronto in time, will certainly figure into the lineup. With Morin gone in Dallas, Rome will not introduce a veteran rule issue. The move gives Texas seven healthy defensemen. Two more, Nemeth and Fortunus, remain on the injured list.

Here's the release:
he Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that Dallas has claimed forward Dustin Jeffrey off waivers and has reassigned defenseman Aaron Rome to Texas.

Jeffrey, 25, has skated in 10 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, earning one assist and nine shots. The Sarnia, Ont., native has played six seasons in the Penguins’ system, including 100 career NHL games where he has earned 28 points (15-13=28). The 6-foot-1, 205-pound forward was Pittsburgh’s sixth-round selection (171st overall) in the 2007 NHL Draft.

Rome, 30, was recalled from Texas on Nov. 8 and did not appear in any NHL contests. The Nesbitt, Man., native has skated in eight games for Texas this season, registering one assist and a plus-1 rating. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound defenseman was Los Angeles’ fourth-round selection (104th overall) in the 2002 NHL Draft and was signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 1, 2012.

Dallas is in action today against the Vancouver Canucks at 7:00 p.m. CT at Rogers Arena.