The Dallas Stars will take on The Florida Panthers once more tonight in San Antonio, home of the Rampage, who are Florida's AHL affiliate.
After icing a more veteran look in the first two outings Lindy Ruff has elected to give the players likely to be sent back to their other teams soon a look, so Radek Faksa and Matej Stransky will be on display tonight along Nemeth and Gaunce on the defense.
Cody will once more play with Valeri Nichushkin. Ruff told BaD radio yesterday that they feel Nichushkin has played a lot of hockey already, but that they're going to continue to look at him and get the decision right. It's Dallas or the KHL.
Alex Goligoski-Jamie Oleksiak
Trevor Daley-Jyrki Jokipakka
Patrik Nemeth-Cameron Gaunce
The lineup is pretty close to the bare minimum on NHL veterans required (8). Goligoski, Daley and Petersen are there. Eakin played enough last year, as did Roussel to count. A team's most recent first round draft pick also counts, per the CBA, so Nichushkin as well.
Dan Ellis will play in net for the duration, and also counts. I am sure I am missing a CBA rule on whoever the eighth is here. If not they need to dress another veteran.
The Panthers are expected to make as many as 20 cuts tomorrow follow this one and leave most of those prospects there in San Antonio for Rampage training camp. Expect the Stars to do the same fairly soon.
Defending Big D proper could not be in San Antonio tonight, sadly, but our good friend and Texas Stars correspondent Stephen Meserve of Hundred Degree Hockey will be.
You can follow Stephen for live updates from San Antonio here @100degreehockey.
You can find his site, Hundred Degree Hockey, here, and he'll have a recap up at DBD later tonight.