|Dustin Jeffrey (Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
The Nagle return was expected with Nilstorp getting ready for Saturday's game. Russ Sinkewich's return was also expected after last night's return of Jykri Jokipakka to the lineup.
The Jeffrey recall is a little puzzling from a performance standpoint. He was pretty uninvolved and uninterested in the games he played in the American League this week. The Dallas Stars are heading out on the road so it looks like it was a depth recall for the trip.
Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that Dallas has recalled center Dustin Jeffrey from loan with Texas. The team also announced that goaltender Pat Nagle has been returned on loan to the Idaho Steelheads and defenseman Russ Sinkewich has been returned on loan to the Toledo Walleye, both of the ECHL.
Jeffrey, 25, has played two games for Texas, posting seven shots and a plus-1 rating this season. He has skated in 22 games for the Dallas Stars and Pittsburgh Penguins this season, posting two assists and 18 shots for both clubs. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound forward has played 112 career NHL contests registering 29 points (15 goals, 14 assists). Originally drafted by Pittsburgh as the 171st selection in the 2007 NHL Draft, the Sarnia, Ont., native was claimed off waivers by Dallas on November 17, 2013.
Nagle, 25, has been recalled to Texas twice this season and has served as the team’s backup goaltender for the last three games. The Bloomfield, Michigan native has appeared in 23 games for Idaho this season, posting an 11-11-1 record, with a 2.79 goals-against average, a 0.920 save percentage and one shutout. He signed a standard AHL contract with the Stars on August 27, 2013.
Sinkewich, 28, has three points (1 goal, 2 assist), a +1 rating and two penalty minutes in seven games for Texas this year, including scoring his first career AHL goal on January 3rd at Charlotte. The Westlake, Ohio native also has 11 points (1 goal, 10 assists) and 25 PIMs in 21 ECHL games for the Toledo Walleye and has one assist in one AHL game for the Lake Erie Monsters. Sinkewich originally signed a professional tryout contract (PTO) with Texas on December 18th and was signed to a standard AHL contract by the Stars on January 15th.