Gavin Bayreuther Heads to Dallas Stars Ahead of Their Road Trip

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The Dallas Stars have recalled defenseman Gavin Bayreuther to the NHL this afternoon. It is the defenseman's first recall to the NHL this season. Following an injury to John Klingberg, the Dallas Stars are looking for some insurance as they hit the road for an extended stretch. Potentially, Bayreuther could stick around with the big club for their entire Canadian swing, a stretch of four games spanning all of next week.

Bayreuther missed the last Texas Stars game in San Antonio on Saturday with an undisclosed injury. Texas has been idle all week and sits at six defenseman if Dillon Heatherington is ready to return to the lineup. I would expect the club calls someone up to join them in Manitoba for games Monday and Wednesday.

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

Bayreuther, 25, made his NHL debut in 2018-19, registering five points (2-3=5) in 19 regular-season games with the Dallas Stars. In 11 games this season with Texas, he shares fifth on the club and ranks second among team blueliners with five points (1-4=5).

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound native of Canaan, N.H. was originally undrafted and signed by Dallas as a free agent on March 15, 2017.