Cheechoo Released As Stars Trim Roster To 33

DALLAS - SEPTEMBER 21: Right wing Jonathan Cheechoo #27 of the Dallas Stars skates the puck against Mattias Ohlund #5 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during a preseason game at American Airlines Center on September 21 2010 in Dallas Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Jonathan Cheechoo had to know that if he was going to make the Dallas Stars, he was going to need to make a splash early in camp.  He didn't and as such the Dallas Stars released him from his NHL tryout as the Stars moved a total of 18 players this morning.

You'd be hard pressed to find anyone in the league that has a bad thing to say about Cheechoo and he had plenty of hockey fans pulling for him, and while the work ethic was there, the skill level wasn't and the Stars can ill afford to wait for players like Cheechoo to find their game.

The rest of the roster moves made this morning were all pretty much expected as Texas Stars training camp will open on Tuesday.  The list of players going to Austin is as follows:

G - Richard BachmanTyler Beskorowany

D - Jordie Benn, Trevor LudwigGuillaume Monast

RW - Sean BackmanRaymond SawadaColton SceviourMatt Tassone

LW - Luke Gazdic, Scott McCulloch & Michael Neal

C - Tristan King, Greg Rallo, Ondrej RomanMathieu Tousignant

As well, defenseman Jace Coyle was sent to his junior team in Medicine Hat.

33 players remain on the Stars roster as the team prepares for a Tuesday pre-season game against the Colorado Avalanche.

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