Texas Stars Lose Rhett Gardner as Dallas Recalls the Center

(Credit: Taylor Sammarco/Texas Stars)
The hits keep coming for the Texas Stars as Rhett Gardner has been recalled to the NHL this morning. Dallas lost Andrew Cogliano during last night's game in Calgary. With the quick turnaround to Vancouver tonight, Dallas calls on Gardner.

Texas will be down to exactly 12 forwards with the recall and will likely make a call of their own to Idaho, especially as they continue on the road in Toronto this weekend. Idaho is enroute to Kansas for a grueling 3-in-3 across three different cities in the Central Time Zone. Wichita kicks it off on Friday before games in Tulsa and Allen on Saturday and Sunday.

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

Gardner, 23, made his NHL debut with the Stars on Oct. 5 at St. Louis. He has appeared in seven games for Dallas on the season, producing eight shots and an even plus/minus. In nine AHL contests with Texas, he has recorded six points (3-3=6), which are tied for fourth on the team. His .67 points per game are tied for 14th most amongst all AHL rookies.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound native of Moose Jaw, Sask. was originally selected by Dallas in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft.

Additionally, center Roope Hintz was place on Injured Reserve, retroactive to Nov. 2, with a lower body injury, and John Klingberg was placed on Injured Reserve, retroactive to Nov. 5, with a lower body injury.