DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 03: Jordie Benn #58 of the Dallas Stars plays defense against Gustav Nyquist #14 of the Detroit Red Wings at American Airlines Center on January 3, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
And while Souray is a definite maybe for Wednesday's game against the Winnipeg Jets, the Dallas Stars have apparently made an insurance move to make sure they won't be faced with a defenseman shortage.
Meetingand the on the road !!!!!!!
The team hasn't issued an official release yet [update: press release out and added after the jump], but the move would make sense, especially if Mark Fistric is still battling a sore hand that kept him out of most of the third period against the San Jose Sharks. The Stars no longer have the 23-man roster limit since the trade deadline has passed, but they are limited to four callups from the AHL between now and the playoffs. To my knowledge, this is the first of those callups.
Jordie Benn played in two games for the Dallas Stars earlier this season, picking up one assist. He nine goals and 28 points in 56 games with the Texas Stars, who play Grand Rapids at home Tuesday.
Official press release after the jump.
Frisco, TX – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Jordie Benn from the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Benn, 24, collected one assist in his two games for Dallas this season. He became the 10th player in Dallas Stars history to record his first NHL point in his first NHL game. Along with younger brother Jamie Benn, they became the third set of brothers in Dallas Stars history and the sixth in team history to play in an NHL game together. He will wear the number 58 with Dallas.The Pacific Division leading Dallas Stars will faceoff against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center (7 p.m. CT, TV: FOX Sports Southwest PLUS; Radio: 1310 The Ticket).