Gameday Preview: Texas Stars at Charlotte Checkers

Texas Stars
32-35-1-4, 69 pts, 0.479
#6 Pacific Division
v.Charlotte Checkers
38-29-5-0, 79 pts, 0.563
#4 Central Division
April 9th at 12:00 PM
Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte, NC

UPDATE: Dallas has assigned six of the seven recalls back to Texas, but none of them will be available for today's game. Texas added three players from ECHL Greenville for the day: forwards Allan McPherson, Angelo Miceli and defenseman Joe Houk.

Charlotte just blasted Texas last night. But here's the problem, Texas isn't getting any more players and Charlotte is going to be even hungrier than last night. They won but so did the Cleveland Monsters. The two clubs are locked up in the race for the last playoff spot in the Central Division. The Checkers have a game in hand and certainly aren't interested in letting anything slip away at this point.

While Dallas is done with their season, no one left DFW last night en route for Charlotte, North Carolina, for a 1 PM ET game. Expect to see Alderson, Vala, Caamano and others in the lineup once again.

Stars injury/call up report:
Elie, Dickinson, Honka, Smith, Dowling, Gurianov, McNeill (call up)

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