Taylor Fedun Joins Texas Stars on Conditioning Loan

(Credit: Texas Stars)
Being the eighth man in a seven-man rotation, Taylor Fedun hasn't played an NHL game in a month as of today. This afternoon, the Dallas Stars assigned the defenseman to Texas on a conditioning loan to help keep him game ready for the NHL club. Conditioning loans may last up to two weeks, which gives Fedun the chance to get into a total of five games, mostly at the H-E-B Center.

Texas had already slimmed down its D corps with the trade of John Nyberg. However, the injury of Emil Djuse that held him out of the weekend's contests means Fedun will be a welcome addition that will likely play in all situations.

Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has loaned defenseman Taylor Fedun to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), on a conditioning assignment.

Fedun, 31, has registered nine points (2-7=9) and a +3 plus/minus rating in 27 games with Dallas in 2019-20. The defenseman has also recorded 16 hits and 19 blocked shots this season. Fedun has earned 20 points (6-14=20) in 81 regular-season games over parts of two seasons with the Stars.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Edmonton, Alta. was originally undrafted and was acquired by Dallas via trade from Buffalo on Nov. 10, 2018 in exchange for a seventh-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft.