Stars send Jamie Oleksiak back to AHL

The Stars sent defenseman Jamie Oleksiak back to the Texas Stars of the AHL today. That leaves them with six defensemen on the roster, so I guess they’ll probably recall a guy at some point. Jordie Benn would be my guess, but we’ll see. Here’s the release on Oleksiak being sent down.

The Dallas Stars announced today that defenseman Jamie Oleksiak has been assigned to the Texas Stars, Dallas’ development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Oleksiak, 20, appeared in five games with Dallas, recording one assist and averaging 15:40 time on ice. He recorded his first NHL point in last night’s contest against the Calgary Flames, notching one assist. The Toronto native is one of seven players in the League listed at 6-foot-7 or taller and became the tallest player in Dallas Stars history when he made his NHL debut on Feb. 1 against Phoenix.

Prior to being recalled by Dallas on Jan. 30, he led all Texas Stars defensemen in scoring with 23 points (3G-20A) in 43 contests. Oleksiak played in the 2013 AHL All-Star Game in Providence, R.I. where he earned the game-winning assist and a plus-3 rating in the contest.

The Dallas Stars wrap-up their three-game road trip through Western Canada on Friday, Feb. 15 against the Vancouver Canucks at 9:00 p.m. (TV: FOX Sports Southwest; Radio: 1310 The Ticket).

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