|Jordan Kawaguchi, left, in training camp. (Credit: Ross Bonander/Texas Stars)|
Texas continued cuts today with four on AHL or NHL contracts sent to Idaho. Defensemen Dawson Barteaux and Owen Headrick, forward Jordan Kawaguchi and goalie Remi Poirier all take the flight to Boise to continue training camp with the ECHL club.
It's a sign of how deep the team is that these were the cuts that were made. I'd argue that Kawaguchi and certainly Barteaux could be bottom six or third pairing, respectively, on another AHL team. Kawaguchi spent all of 2021-22 in the AHL, and Barteaux was here for 30 games. Sending that level of experience to the ECHL is a luxury.
However, a good-on-paper roster is only good until the games start being played, which happens Friday at 7 PM.