Patrik Nemeth Sent to Texas for Conditioning Assignment

(Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
The Dallas Stars have assigned Patrik Nemeth to the Texas Stars on a conditioning assignment. He is expected to be available for tonight's game against Cleveland. With eight defensemen in Dallas, there are two scratches each game. Patrik Nemeth's last game in Dallas was on December 23 and before that December 8. This is a move to get Nemeth some ice time. Nemeth came to Texas on a conditioning assignment last year and Stephen Johns came down on one earlier this year.

Conditioning assignments cannot last longer than 14 days by rule. The next 14 days for Texas includes 8 games, which is a pretty packed portion of the schedule.

Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has loaned defenseman Patrik Nemeth to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), on a conditioning assignment.

Nemeth, 24, has appeared in 16 games with Dallas in 2016-17 and has yet to record a point. The defenseman has posted 17 hits and 19 blocked shots, as well as 18 shots on goal this season. Nemeth has skated in 84 career regular-season NHL contests, all with Dallas, and has registered 11 points (0-11=11).

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden, was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (41st overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.