Monday, November 5, 2018

Following Rough Weekend, Texas Shakes Up Goalie Roster

(Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)
Following last weekend's pointless California trip and the overall four game losing streak that Texas is on, the Stars announced a few roster moves today. Most notably, Texas swapped goaltenders with Idaho with hopes that fourth year man Philippe Desrosiers will spark the Texas defense to higher heights. Colton Point was assigned to Idaho in a reciprocal move.

The rookie Point has promise but has looked shaky in his starts. His lone win was a lucky one, as he found himself thanking his posts for at least four avoided goals against.

On the forward front, Tony Calderone was sent to Idaho and Elgin Pearce was recalled. Pearce has a pair of assists in five games with the Steelheads.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced several roster moves today as the Dallas Stars have reassigned goaltender Philippe Desrosiers to Texas from the team’s ECHL affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads, and also assigned Colton Point and Tony Calderone to Idaho from Texas. In addition, Texas has recalled forward Elgin Pearce from the Steelheads.

Desrosiers, 23, is in his fourth season with the Stars organization and has logged 20 games across the past three seasons with Texas. The Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec native has accrued a 9-7-0 record, 2.65 GAA, and .909 SV% with one shutout. Desrosiers has played in six games this year for the Steelheads, earning a 2-3-0-1 record, 2.76 GAA, and .910 SV%.

Pearce, 26, began the season in Texas and played one game with the Stars to start the year. The forward from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia has played 11 career games in the AHL across the last three seasons, netting a goal and adding two assists. With Idaho, Pearce has tallied a pair of assists in five contests.

Point has seen action in five games this year, totaling a 1-3-1 record, 3.96 GAA, and .854 SV% as a rookie in the AHL. Calderone is also skating in his rookie season and has scored one goal in six games with the Stars.

1 comment:

  1. Desrosiers is not the answer to the goalie problem. He can’t pick up the puck on a long shot and has very little rebound control.

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