Dallas Stars Assign Jason Dickinson, Dillon Heatherington to Texas

(Credit: Texas Stars)
The Dallas Stars have returned Jason Dickinson and Dillon Heatherington to the Texas Stars this morning. Dickinson and his 16 goals on the season help to fill a void with Curtis McKenzie out of the lineup for the coming road trip and into the foreseeable future. Dillon Heatherington will surely slide right back into the lineup but may not have his usual defensive partner with him. Brent Regner was boarded hard late in Saturday's game. The play resulted in a game misconduct to Laurent Dauphin. Texas does have all week for recovery with their next game coming Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee.

Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has reassigned forward Jason Dickinson and defenseman Dillon Heatherington to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Dickinson, 22, has appeared in 13 games with Dallas this season registering 12 shots and ten penalty minutes. In 33 games played with Texas this season, he has produced 22 points (16-6=22) and his 16 goals are second on the team.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Georgetown, Ont. was originally selected by Dallas in the first round (29th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

Heatherington, 22, has appeared in five games with Dallas this season recording one assist (0-1=1), a +3 plus/minus rating and 26 penalty minutes. He has also registered 13 points (3-10=13) in 41 games played for Texas this season.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound native of Calgary, Alta. was acquired by Dallas from Columbus in exchange for Lauri Korpikoski on March 1, 2017. He was originally selected by Columbus in the second round (50th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.