Dallas Stars Recall Curtis McKenzie on Emergency Basis

The Dallas Stars have recalled left wing Curtis McKenzie this morning. The recall qualifies as an emergency recall and therefore does not count against the four recall limit post trade deadline.

Texas has a few spare forwards at the moment and shouldn't need a recall to ice a full forward lineup on Friday.

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

McKenzie, 25, has appeared in two games with Dallas this season, recording one hit and one shot on goal. The forward has registered 51 points (21-30=51) in 58 AHL games this season with Texas. McKenzie currently paces Texas in goals (21) and penalty minutes (116), while he ranks second in points (51), fifth in assists (30) and fifth in plus/minus rating (+10).

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.