Thursday, November 19, 2009

Brunnstrom gets placed on IR and Brett Hull Celebration

Getting ready for tonight's Stars game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, it was announced this morning that Fabian Brunnstrom has been put on the IR with a bad shoulder. This has been retroactive since November 7, in the meantime to replace him, Texas Stars Forward Warren Peters has been called up to replace him for the time being.

The 24 year old from Sweden has played in 17 games thus far, scoring just 1 goal and having 6 assists. He has missed the last 3 games with the Shoulder Injury.

Warren Peters who's 27 has played in 17 games so far this season for the Texas Stars scoring 11 points (7G 4A), which includes 2 goals in last nights win over the Rockford Icehogs. He had an active 5 game goal streak (6G 1A) and a six game point streak overall (6G 2A) when he got the announcement.

Peters was assigned to Texas on October 9 after a stint on injured reserve with a fractured orbital bone, suffered in a pre season game against St. Louis on September 19. The 6-0 198 pound signed with the Dallas Stars as a free agent back in July.

I will be at the Dallas Stars game tonight and look for a game summary shortly after tonight's game. I will be sitting in section 121 on the defensive end of the ice.

Brett Hull Celebration

On the night before Thanksgiving, the Stars will honor Brett Hull's induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame which will be on November 25 against the St. Louis Blues in a special pregame ceremony. However, before then a celebration at Tom Hicks Home which included Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach, and Nolan Ryan. He was also the first player from the Dallas Stars to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

"We wanted to create an evening that not only honored Brett and his wife Darcie", said Hicks, "we also wanted to pay tribute to our pro sports legacy. This is a place of winners"

After signing with the team in the summer of 1998, he's been a big part of the team both on and off the ice. Not only known for clinching the teams first and only Stanley Cup in 1999, but also scoring his 600th goal on the eve of the new millennium.

He stayed with the team till he left to get to the Red Wings where he scored his 700th career goal back in 2003 a year after winning his 2nd Stanley Cup in the 2001-2002 season where they beat the Carolina Hurricanes in June of 2002.

In addition to 2 Stanley Cups, He also won an Olympic Silver Medal with Team U.S.A. at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics before losing to Canada in a tournament, The U.S.A. had an unbeaten record going with the only exception being a tie against Russia in the group round.

Since his retirement in 2005, he's basically made D/FW His home where he's been with the team which included being a co GM for a short amount of time. He's currently an executive VP with the Dallas Stars where he's been since leaving the GM position.

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