The Dallas Stars are almost complete when it comes down to who will be on the opening night roster which will be coming up on October 3 against the Nashville Predators.
Back on September 25, the Dallas Stars assgined 10 players to the A.H.L. Texas Stars including goalie Matt Climie and Ivan Vishnevskiy who did see some action late last season and is going to be with 8 other players who were sent to the American Hockey League where they will start the season on October 2 against the San Antonio Rampage. One player, which is center Warren Peters is being put on the Injured Reserve list with a Fractured Orbital Bone.
With the Dallas Stars down to 25 players left on the preseason roster, they need to at least make 2 more cuts before Saturday's opener against Nashville. One player that's expected to make the Dallas Stars roster is Jamie Benn who's been playing very impressively in the preseason games and has been working hard in practice.
The other young guy that's been impressing under the radar has been Luke Gazdic who may be have a shot of getting the last forward position for the Dallas Stars, if he doesn't make the team, he's expected to be contribute to the Texas Stars and could be one of the first guys to call up in the case of major injury or suspension during the season.
Be sure to look for the final roster for the Dallas Stars, Texas Stars, the San Antonio Rampage and the Houston Aeros as the N.H.L. and A.H.L. Regular Seasons get underway this week.
Players that have been sent to Austin
Right Wing: Mathieu Beaudoin
Goalie: Matt Climie
Defensemen: Maxime Fortunus
Center: Aaron Gagon
Defensemen: Dan Jancevski
Goalie: Brent Krahn
Defensemen: Garrett Stafford
Right Wing: Raymond Sawada
Defensemen: Ivan Vishnevskiy
Left Wing: Francis Wathier
Put on I.R. List
Center: Warren Peters (Fractured Orbital Bone)
Here's the Current Dallas Stars Roster: http://stars.nhl.com/club/roster.htm
Battle of the Stars
Coming up on September 30 in Austin, it's going to be the "Battle of the Stars" between the Dallas Stars and the Newly formed A.H.L. Affiliate in Austin. For both teams, it's the last chance to get ready for the season to start up as by that time, both teams should have their final rosters ready to go as both teams begin the regular season this weekend.
The game will start at 7:00 PM at the Cedar Park Center which is the home of the Texas Stars and tickets. For the Texas Stars, they split a pair of preseason games against the San Antonio Rampage 2-1 in a prep game. As for the Dallas Stars, they played their most recent preseason game on Saturday night losing 5-0 to the St. Louis Blues in preparation for this game.
The Stars open the season on October 3 against the Nashville Predators while the Texas Stars open up against the San Antonio Rampage on October 2 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
Here's the Dallas Stars Preseason Results
9/16: VS. Tampa Bay Lighting 4-3 (SOW)
9/17: @ Colorado Avalanche 1-3 (L)
9/19: @ St. Louis Blues 4-2 (W)
9/22: VS. Florida Panthers 1-3 (L)
9/23: @ Florida Panthers 1-4 (L)
9/24: VS. Colorado Avalanche 3-2 (W)
9/26: VS. St. Louis Blues 0-5 (L)
Here's the Staff for the 3 Lone Star A.H.L. Teams.
G.M.: Scott White
Head Coach: Glen Gulutzan
Assistant Coach: Paul Jerrard
G.M.: Jim Mill
Head Coach: Kevin Constantine
Assistant Coach: Troy G. Ward
San Antonio Rampage
G.M.: Don Maloney
Head Coach: Greg Ireland
Assistant Coach: Ray Edwards
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