Matt Fraser back to AHL, Tom Wandell on waivers

The Dallas Stars sent forward Matt Fraser back to the Texas Stars of the AHL this afternoon. Fraser played in two games, registering his first NHL goal in a game against Nashville Monday night.

Also, the team placed center Tom Wandell on waivers today. Wandell is currently with the Texas Stars on a conditioning assignment. The Stars are waiting to see if Wandell clears before making any decision on what they do, but one option is to keep him in Cedar Park with Texas once his conditioning assignment ends. The Stars will find out if Wandell cleared waivers at 11 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Here’s the release on Fraser’s assignment to the AHL.

FRISCO, Texas – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has assigned forward Matt Fraser to the Texas Stars, Dallas’ development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Fraser, 22, has appeared in two games this season with Dallas, and recorded one point with a plus-2 rating. He recorded his first NHL goal against the Nashville Predators on Feb. 25. The 6-foot-1 forward from Red Deer, Alberta, played his first career NHL contest last season on Jan. 24, 2012 against the Anaheim Ducks. Fraser went undrafted and was signed as a free agent on Nov. 17, 2010.

Fraser currently ranks fifth in the AHL with 24 total goals, and leads the league with 13 power play goals. Earlier this season, Fraser was selected to represent the Western Conference at the 2013 AHL All-Star Game after posting a team-leading 35 points (24G-11A) for Texas in 51 games so far this season.

The Dallas Stars begin a two-game homestand and face the Edmonton Oilers at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the American Airlines Center (TV: FOX Sports Southwest; Radio: 1310 The Ticket).

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