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Dallas Stars Announce 14 Moves to Trim Preseason Roster to 34

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Jim Nill lightening the load ahead of the last two preseason games, sending Jack Campbell and others to Cedar Park to open Texas' camp.

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The Dallas Stars announced Sunday afternoon the trimming of their training camp roster by 14, in addition to the day's earlier news that Scott Glennie and Cameron Gaunce were placed on waivers.

Jason Dickinson has been sent back to juniors, while Jack Campbell, Matej Stransky, Troy Vance, Taylor Peters, Henri Kiviaho and Gemel Smith highlight the group being sent to Cedar Park for the opening of Texas Stars training camp.

Notable names remaining are Curtis McKenzie, Radek Faksa, Brett Ritchie, Travis Morin, Brendan Ranford, Jamie Oleksiak, John Klingberg, Jyrki Jokipakka, Patrik Nemeth and Julius Honka. Those will help fill out rosters in back-to-back contests Monday and Tuesday before more are sent to Cedar Park or elsewhere, and the full-time NHL sessions begin with over a week of practice leading up to opening night.

Some of the released PTO's will no doubt end up in Texas.

Let the speculation on position battles in light of the continued absences of Brenden Dillon and Cody Eakin begin. They have options.

The roster moves are listed below in their entirety...

PLAYER _ POSITION _ ASSIGNMENT _ ACQUIRED

Nicholas Blanchard _ Left Wing _ Released from PTO _ NA

Jack Campbell _ Goaltender_ Loaned to Texas (AHL) _ 2010 NHL Draft (1st round, 11th overall)

Jason Dickinson _ Center _ Loaned to Guelph (OHL) _ 2013 NHL Draft (1st round, 29th overall)

Maxime Fortunus _ Defense _ Released from PTO _ NA

Derek Hulak _ Left Wing _ Released from ATO _ NA

Ludwig Karlsson _ Left Wing _ Loaned to Texas (AHL) _ Via Trade, 7/1/14

Henri Kiviaho _ Goaltender _ Loaned to Texas (AHL) _ 2012 NHL Draft (5th round, 144th overall)

Maxime Lagace _ Goaltender _ Loaned to Texas (AHL) _ Free Agent, 7/23/12

Derek Meech _ Defense _ Released from PTO _ NA

Taylor Peters _ Center _ Loaned to Texas (AHL) _ Free Agent, 3/4/13

Gemel Smith _ Center _ Loaned to Texas (AHL) _ 2012 NHL Draft (4th round, 104th overall)

Matej Stransky _ Right Wing _ Loaned to Texas (AHL) _ 2011 NHL Draft (6th round, 165th overall)

Branden Troock _ Right Wing _ Loaned to Texas (AHL) _ 2012 NHL Draft (5th round, 134th overall)

Troy Vance _ Defense _ Loaned to Texas (AHL) _ 2011 NHL Draft (5th round, 135th overall)