Adam Pardy, as was expected, has been recalled from his conditioning stint with the Texas Stars. He played in two games and recorded four assists (including three last night) to go along with a +1 rating. He was not at morning skate today but will rejoin the team. It's not expected he'll play.
Kari Lehtonen will start in net tonight, says Mike Heika, so expect to see Richard Bachman tomorrow as the Stars try to break the 0-8-1 streak on second nights of back to backs.
What's really interesting, however, is that the Stars may be shuffling up their lines, if the morning skate combinations are any indication. Mike Heika reports on twitter from Columbus that the Stars ran these combinations this morning:
Vincour was recalled upon Brenden Morrow's placement on the injured reserve list and has since played on a line with Vernon Fiddler and Radek Dvorak, then on the fourth line with Tommy Wandell and Toby Petersen. Now it appears as though he could jump up to play with Benn, a trio that many feel would have some pretty powerful puck possession skills.
***Last week against the Wild the Stars ran combinations at morning skate that they then did not use when game time rolled around, so we take all of this with an enormous grain of salt. Vincour was placed on the ice with Jamie Benn and Steve Ott for one (and only one) even strength faceoff against Phoenix Tuesday late in the third period, for what it's worth. What do you think?
Release from Stars on Pardy...
Frisco, TX - The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Adam Pardy from the Texas Stars, Dallas' primary affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). He is scheduled to rejoin the Dallas Stars tonight in Columbus.
Pardy, 27, has played the last two games for Texas in a conditioning assignment, collecting four assists and a +1 rating. Prior to being assigned to Texas, Pardy skated in 22 games for Dallas, recording one assist and 15 shots. The 6-4, 220-pound defenseman from Bonavista, NL has appeared in 169 NHL games, notching 27 points (four goals, 23 assists).
The Dallas Stars faceoff against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight at 6 p.m. CT at Nationwide Arena (TV: FOX Sports Southwest; Radio: 1310 The Ticket).