Justin Dowling Earns Dallas's First Callup of the Season

(Credit: Taylor Sammarco/Texas Stars)
The Dallas Stars have recalled Justin Dowling from the Texas Stars this morning. With the assignment of Roope Hintz to Texas last weekend, it seemed that a forward callup would be coming in return rather quickly. Jim Nill was in the building on Saturday for tryouts. With everyone assuming Denis Gurianov was top of the list with perhaps a dark horse of Joel L'Esperance, the pick of Dowling is a great reward for the vet forward.

Dowling is 2-4=6 in seven games and has NHL experience across nine games two seasons ago. Texas is off until Friday, so we will see how this affects their lineup this weekend, if at all.

In an unrelated move, Texas also assigned defenseman Nolan Gluchowski to Idaho.

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

Dowling, 28, is tied for first on Texas with four assists in seven games this season, while he also shares third on the team with six points (2-4=6) so far in 2018-19. The center ranks fourth on the squad with 18 shots on goal so far this season. Dowling has registered two assists (0-2=2) in nine career NHL games, all with Dallas coming in the 2016-17 campaign.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound native of Cochrane, Alta. was originally undrafted and signed as a free agent by Dallas on March 26, 2014.