Gameday Preview: Stars at San Antonio Rampage

Texas Stars
11-9-8-0, 30 pts
#11 Western Conference
atSan Antonio Rampage
16-9-2-0, 34 pts
#6 Western Conference
December 26th at 7:30 PM
AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

The Stars reboot their season after the holiday break with their final three-in-three of the year. This one features two home games and a very close road game in San Antonio tonight.

During the break, Texas shuffled a bit on defense. Julius Honka will play today at 2 PM Central for Finland against the USA at the World Junior Championship. On Christmas Eve, the Dallas Stars assigned Jamie Oleksiak to Texas as well. Oleksiak should slide right into the lineup and eat up a lot of minutes for the club.

Brett Ritchie missed two games before the break and could be out with injury. With the team on the road, it's harder to get that information. That's something to watch for tonight.

The Rampage have also lost one player to a holiday tournament. The Spengler Cup, played each year in Europe, will feature Ryan Martindale, forward for the Rampage. Former Star Mike Hedden is also on the Canada roster.

Stars injury/call up report:
Morin, Jokipakka (call up)
Troock (injury)

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