Injury-Ravaged Dallas Stars Call for Logan Stankoven After Debuting Pouliot and Petrovic

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It's been a bit of a week for the entire Dallas organization. The headline news is that after it seemed the Stars would never recall anyone all season, they made four recalls in 48 hours and three of them have played or will tonight.

With injuries cutting them down to five defensemen and the birth of his first child taking Miro Heiskanen out of the lineup for Monday, Dallas called for Alex Petrovic and Derrick Pouliot. Both played in Boston, on the same pairing, as Dallas fell to the Bruins in a nine-round shootout. Petrovic has returned to Texas as of this morning with Heiskanen returning to the lineup. Pouliot is expected to play again tonight in New York.

On the forward ranks, Dallas recalled Matej Blümel in a paper transaction to get them as close as possible to the cap limit to maximize LTIR relief. Then, Blümel was returned. The big news, however, is that Logan Stankoven will make his NHL debut tonight. The rookie forward, who leads the entire AHL in scoring, checks in after Matt Duchene's injury before the puck drop in Boston put Dallas at 17 skaters.

Stankoven will wear No. 11 for Dallas and make his debut at Madison Square Garden.

Texas plays Wednesday in Grand Rapids and is now down to 12 healthy forwards after the addition of Mark Rassell from Idaho and the subtraction of Stankoven. Texas also added Ben Zloty from Idaho on recall to aid on defense. With the return of Petrovic, Texas will at least have one extra skater to make 7 on defense and 19 total.