This morning the Dallas Stars announcer further cuts to the training camp roster. 17 players have been released from their tryouts or loaned to the Texas Stars. The 17 are detailed in the press release below. No one expected to compete for a roster spot this season was unexpectedly sent away.
DALLAS STARS REDUCE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER BY SEVENTEEN
FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has reduced the training camp roster by 17 players. The Stars training camp roster now stands at 36 players.
The following 17 players have been either returned to their respective club or released from their tryout:
PLAYER POSITION STATUS ACQUIRED Jesse Blacker Defense Released from PTO NA Philippe Desrosiers Goaltender Loaned to Texas (AHL) 2013 NHL Draft (2nd round, 54th overall) Justin Dowling Center Loaned to Texas (AHL) Free Agent, 3/26/14 Brennan Evans Defense Released from PTO NA Derek Hulak Left Wing Released from PTO NA Cory Kane Center Released from PTO NA Maxime Lagace Goaltender Loaned to Texas (AHL) Free Agent, 7/23/12 Brandon Magee Right Wing Released from ATO NA Matt Mangene Defense Released from PTO NA Emil Molin Center Loaned to Texas (AHL) 2011 NHL Draft (4th round, 105th overall) John Muse Goaltender Released from PTO NA Taylor Peters Center Loaned to Texas (AHL) Free Agent, 3/4/13 Brendan Ranford Right Wing Loaned to Texas (AHL) Free Agent, 7/2/14 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) Cole Ully Left Wing Loaned to Texas (AHL) 2013 NHL Draft (5th round, 131st overall)
Texas Stars training camp opens officially on Tuesday. The 17 players above will report for physicals tomorrow along with eight others hoping to make an impression. The most notable among those eight is former Texas Star Greg Rallo. If you're in Austin and looking for some hockey you can check out the Texas Stars in preseason action 10-2 and 10-4.
The big club hits the ice again tonight at seven. With a smaller pool of players taking up ice time the real competition is coming into the foreground.