As Expected, Texas Stars Send Philippe Desrosiers to Idaho

(Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
As expected, the Texas Stars have assigned Philippe Desrosiers to the ECHL's Idaho Steelheads this morning. Desrosiers is still a young goalie and needs playing time to continue improving. With the emergence of Maxime Lagace as a true #1 goalie for Texas, Desrosiers' ice time has been limited. In Idaho, he will be the #1 and get all the ice he can handle.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Dallas Stars, announced Thursday rookie goaltender Philippe Desrosiers has been reassigned to the team's ECHL affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads.

Desrosiers (deh-ROH-see-ay, fih-LEEP), 20, made his AHL debut on Jan. 3 and has appeared in 10 total games this season for the Stars. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound native of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec has tallied a 2.82 goals against average, a .903 save percentage and a 5-5-0 record with Texas.

In the ECHL this season, Desrosiers has recorded an 8-6-2 record with a 2.46 goals against average and a .907 save percentage.

Desrosiers was a second-round pick of Dallas (54th overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.