With the Texas Stars nestled comfortably behind Chicago in the West Division by six points and ahead of Rockford by seven, the parent club has decided to call up Matt Climie.
From the Stars official press release:
Climie, 27, has backstopped the Texas Stars to the playoffs in their inaugural season in the AHL with a 21-16-3 record in 42 appearances. He has earned a 2.40 goals-against-average (GAA) and his .921 save percentage ranks tied for sixth overall among AHL goaltenders. This marks Climie’s second stint with Dallas this season after serving as back-up for two games under emergency conditions (Oct. 30-Nov. 1).
The 6-3, 194-pound native of Luduc, Alta., made his National Hockey League debut in three appearances with the Dallas Stars last season, earning a 2-1-0 record with a 2.92 GAA. He played the majority of the 2008-09 season with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL, earning 27 wins in 42 games. Climie signed as a free agent with Dallas on March 20, 2008.
As our man, scm83x points out on his blog at Hundred Degree Hockey, the Stars just want to get an end of season look at Climie. Mark Stepneski pointed out this morning that neither Kari Lehtonon nor Marty Turco are injured.
Texas will have to recall someone from Idaho, likely Richard Bachman, and Bachman might see playing time with the back-to-back. However, Krahn has played back-to-backs recently and Matt Climie got the start last night in Milwaukee. Krahn should be well rested for this weekend. We will see.