Dallas Stars Place Cristopher Nilstorp on Injured Reserve, Richard Bachman Recalled

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Stars have recalled Richard Bachman, after Nilstorp was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Blues with a groin injury.

The Dallas Stars have placed goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp on injured reserve after the backup goalie tweaked his groin in the third period of Saturday night's loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Nilstorp appeared to have been injured when he stretched across the crease on a wraparound attempt, staying down on the ice for several moments. Nilstorp would stay in the game and fought through obvious pain before eventually being pulled, with Kari Lehtonen going into net to finish the game.

The Swedish netminder finished the game stopping 25-of-29 shots in the game, with the Stars losing to the Blues 4-3.

The Dallas Stars have also recalled goaltender Richard Bachman, who could make his first start of the season in Detroit on Tuesday. Lehtonen was reportedly dealing with a "tweak" of his own, leading to Nilstorp's start on Saturday, so it's unlikely the Stars push him with back-to-back starts this early in the season. Bachman was originally sent to the Texas Stars to get some game action after not playing during the lockout.

In four games with Texas, Bachman is 3-1-0 with a 2.46 goals-against average and .916 save percentage.

The Texas Stars will now have to make a corresponding move, most likely recalling Tyler Beskorowany from the ECHL to backup Jack Campbell.

Here's the press release:

FRISCO, Texas - The Dallas Stars announced today that they have recalled goaltender Richard Bachman from the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). The team also placed goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp on Injured Reserve.

Bachman, 25, has played in four games for Texas this season, earning a 3-1-0 record with a .916 save percentage (SV%) and a 2.46 goals against average (GAA). The Salt Lake City native has appeared in 19 career NHL contests, posting an 8-5-1 record with a .911 SV%, a 2.75 GAA and one shutout. He was Dallas' fourth-round selection (120th overall) in 2006.

Nilstorp, 28, has appeared in two NHL contests for Dallas this season, posting a 0-2-0 record with a .918 SV% and a 2.70 GAA. He's also appeared in 28 contests for the Texas Stars this season, where he earned a 16-10- 4 record with a .916 SV% and a 2.13 GAA. Prior to his North American career, the Malmo, Sweden native played for Farjestad in the Swedish Elite League (SEL), where he helped the team capture the 2011 Le Mat Trophy, which is earned annually by the victors of the SEL. Nilstorp was undrafted and signed by Dallas as a free agent on June 5, 2012.

The Dallas Stars faceoff against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Monday night at 6:00 pm (TV: FOX Sports Southwest; Radio: 1310 The Ticket).

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