Brandon Anselmini Earns First AHL Call with Backman Injury

As expected after last night's injury to Mattias Backman, Brandon Anselmini has been recalled to Texas for the road trip. Backman was ijured in the first last night and was noted as 'day-to-day' by Coach Laxdal. Texas hits the road for a three-game swing on Wednesday, so he said he expected to make a call.

Anselmini leads the ECHL in power play assists.

Forward Branden Troock was also assigned to the ECHL in a transaction earlier today.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Dallas Stars, announced Sunday they have recalled rookie defenseman Brandon Anselmini from their ECHL affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads.

Anselmini (an-suhl-MEE-nee), 23, is on his first career call-up to the AHL after tallying 11 points in 18 games with the Steelheads (2-9=11). The 5-foot-10, 185-pound defenseman was signed to an AHL contract over the summer after completing a four-year career at Ferris State University.