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Dallas Stars Assign Curtis McKenzie to Texas Stars

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The Stars have lost Brett Ritchie but re-gain Patrick Eaves.

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Patrick Eaves appears ready to return to the Dallas Stars lineup, making it one forward too many, so the Texas Stars will get some needed reinforcement in the form of Curtis McKenzie, who has been assigned to the AHL.

Eaves was injured while blocking a shot on December 2nd in Toronto in what turned out to be a broken ankle that sidelined him for nearly eight weeks.

Press release:

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has reassigned forward Curtis McKenzie to the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

McKenzie, 23, has played in 14 games for Dallas this season, posting one goal (1-0=1) and 19 penalty minutes. He has 13 points (4-9=13) in 16 games for Texas so far in 2014-15.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound native of Golden, British Columbia was selected by Dallas in the sixth round (159th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft.