Patrik Nemeth recalled by Dallas

The Dallas Stars have recalled Patrik Nemeth from the Texas Stars this morning.

The Swedish defenseman has been playing particularly well this season and you can read more about his added offensive touch in my story in the Austin American-Statesman.

Here is the official release:

CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that Dallas has recalled defenseman Patrik Nemeth from loan with Texas.

Nemeth, 22, has posted 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) and a team leading +19 plus/minus rating in 37 games played for Texas this season. The native of Stockholm, Sweden is in his second North American professional hockey season, where he has earned 22 points (4 goals, 18 assists) in 84 career AHL contests. Since returning to the lineup following a two-month injury stint on February 15th, Nemeth has posted eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) and a +13 rating in 17 games played. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound defenseman was drafted by Dallas in the second round (41st overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft and was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract on April 21, 2011.

The Dallas Stars return to the ice on Tuesday, April 1st for a 6:00 p.m. CT game against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center.

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