Dallas Stars Cut Training Camp Roster by 10; Radek Faksa Sent Back to Kitchener Rangers

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The Stars are now down to 40 skaters with under two weeks to go until the regular season opener.

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

Click here to see the Dallas Stars current training camp roster

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