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Dallas Stars Recall Curtis McKenzie From Texas Stars

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The Stars decide to play it safe with a few forwards recently getting banged up

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Stars announced on Sunday afternoon that the team has recalled left wing Curtis McKenzie from the Texas Stars.

With Travis Moen being placed on injured reserve on Saturday, and both Tyler Seguin and Cody Eakin getting damaged last night, it makes sense for the Stars to have another healthy body with the team and ready to step in if need be.

McKenzie has appeared in one game for Dallas this season, but did not complete the game after being injured in a vicious hit from Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov. He also dressed for 36 NHL games last season, picking up five points in that span.

Here's the press release:

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has recalled left wing Curtis McKenzie from the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

McKenzie, 24, has appeared in one game for Dallas this season and did not register a point. In 40 games with Texas, he has registered 32 points (11-21=32), a +14 plus/minus rating and a team-leading 77 penalty minutes. He is coming off back-to-back two point efforts, posting a goal and an assist on Feb. 10 at Manitoba and a two-assist effort last night vs. Lake Erie.

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.

The Texas Stars are the primary development affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars and currently in their seventh season at Cedar Park Center. Full season, 24-game and 12-game ticket packages for the 2015-16 campaign are on sale now.  For more information, call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit TexasStars.com.