Friday, December 28, 2018

Texas Gets More Playmaking on Back End as Gavin Bayreuther Reassigned to AHL

Somewhere in the timeline of this interesting day for the Dallas Stars organization, a flurry of roster moves occurred, including the sending of defenseman Gavin Bayreuther back down to Cedar Park. Veteran blue liner Connor Carrick has been elevated from injured reserve to the active roster, leaving no room for Bayreuther with the NHL club.

(credit: Andy Nietupski)
A horrendous string of injuries on the Stars' back end resulted in the premature call-up for Bayreuther earlier this season. He recorded five points in 19 games played, mostly on third pairing duty. He was also given significant time on the power play with the parent club. Adding Bayreuther to an emerging young D corps in Cedar Park is going to be an absolute boon for coach Derek Laxdal's club. 

Here's the official team release:
FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has reassigned defenseman Gavin Bayreuther to the Texas Stars. 
Bayreuther, 24, has recorded five points (2-3=5) and a +2 plus/minus rating in 19 NHL games this season with Dallas. The defenseman currently ranks eighth among all League rookies with an average 18:11 of ice time per game. Bayreuther has also appeared in seven AHL contests with Texas this season and has registered five points (2-3=5). 
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound native of Canaan, New Hampshire was originally undrafted and signed by Dallas as a free agent on March 15, 2017.

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