The Dallas Stars announced Saturday afternoon that they're trimmed their training camp roster by 10, giving them 13 defensemen and 23 forwards remaining.
Ryan Button, Hubert Labrie, Curtis McKenzie and Taylor Peters have been reassigned to the Texas Stars, and it appears as though Francis Wathier will join them should he get through waivers. Also joining the Texas Stars will be Justin Dowling and Mike Hedden, each releases from camp tryout contracts.
Etienne Boutet, Brock Montgomery and Brendan Ranford were also released from amateur tryouts.
C Radek Faksa, who had a strong showing against the Panthers last night, has been sent back to what should be his final year of hockey with the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL.
It should be noted as he departs that Curtis McKenzie also turned some heads at times during camp and the Traverse City tournament. He'll be a valuable addition in his first full year as a pro with Texas.
From the official release...
The following five players have been assigned to their respective clubs:
PLAYER POSITION TEAM ASSIGNED TO ACQUIRED
Ryan Button Defenseman Texas (AHL)
Via Trade, July 4, 2013
Hubert Labrie Defenseman Texas (AHL)
Signed as a Free Agent, Sept. 18, 2009
Curtis McKenzie Left Wing Texas (AHL)
2009 NHL Draft (6th round, 159th overall)
Taylor Peters Center Texas (AHL)
Signed as a Free Agent, March 4, 2013
Radek Faksa Center Kitchener (OHL) 2012 NHL Draft (1st round, 13th overall)
Also, the following five players were released from their tryouts. All will report to the Texas Stars training camp:
PLAYER POSITION TRYOUT STATUS
Etienne Boutet Defenseman Amateur Tryout
Justin Dowling Center Professional Tryout
Mike Hedden Left Wing Professional Tryout
Brock Montgomery Right Wing Amateur Tryout
Brendan Ranford Left Wing Amateur Tryout