Curtis McKenzie Returned to Texas Stars

Forward Emil Molin assigned to Idaho Steelheads
(Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
The Dallas Stars announced this afternoon that Curtis McKenzie has been assigned to the Texas Stars. McKenzie started the season with Texas but was recalled to Dallas almost immediately to fill injury gaps. McKenzie was injured himself and spent the last few weeks on the injured reserve in the NHL. With his return to health and the return to health of Travis Moen and Patrick Eaves, McKenzie can now safely be assigned to the AHL.

With the assignment, Texas has no remaining players called up to the NHL.

Emil Molin was also re-assigned to the Idaho Steelheads in a corresponding move.

Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has reassigned forward Curtis McKenzie to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

McKenzie, 24, appeared in one game for Dallas suffering a lower body injury in the contest. Prior to his game with Dallas, he played in one game with Texas and posted three points (0-3=3).

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound native of Golden, B.C. was selected by Dallas in the sixth round (159th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft.