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Connauton is the seventh man right now, but with a string of five home games and low chances of Connauton getting into the lineup soon in Dallas, this gives Dallas options. He can be assigned to Texas for a period and come back when the team hits the road again.
The real trouble situation would be a waiver claim. Without a seventh defenseman, Dallas would likely call Jyrki Jokipakka into service as the seventh man when needed. That would certainly negatively impact the Texas Stars.
We will know if he clears waivers or has been claimed on Tuesday at 11 AM Central.