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Matt Climie Assigned to Texas Stars

The Dallas Stars announced today that Matt Climie has been sent back to Austin after being called up on an emergency basis. Marty Turco has been out the past two games with flu-like symptoms (they've yet to say he actually had the flu) and was kept away from the team for precautionary measures.

This most likely points to Turco returning to the ice for the game on Wednesday against the Calgary Flames. Alex Auld had one extremely shaky game in net on Friday and was much stronger last night against Nashville. With the way Turco had been playing prior to getting sick, it will be interesting to see if he can return to that level after missing a week or so.

[Update] Mike Heika intimates that Climie will most likely play today against Houston, and if Turco still isn't well then he could return to Dallas.

We'll have a Stargazing up later today as we take a look at this past weekend's disappointment. In the meantime, enjoy one of the few times in history you can watch a game from every single one of the major pro sports on the same day.

Press release after the jump.


Frisco, Tex. - The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has assigned goaltender Matt Climie back to the AHL Texas Stars. He was recalled on Friday on emergency conditions. Dallas goaltender Marty Turco had flu-like symptoms and was not with the team for the last two games -- a step being taken as a precautionary measure to safeguard Turco's welfare and that of the team. Climie was on the bench for Dallas and did not see game action.

Climie, 26, has appeared in five games for Texas, going 2-1-2 with a goals-against-average (GAA) of 1.35 and a save percentage of .954. He stopped all 25 shots he faced on Oct. 15 vs. Grand Rapids, earning the first shutout in Texas Stars history and his first at the AHL level. Climie made his NHL debut at the end of last season, appearing in three games for Dallas with a record of 2-1-0 and a 2.92 GAA.

The 6-3, 205-pound native of Luduc, Alta., signed as a free agent with Dallas on March 20, 2008.