Texas Stars call up Kiviaho as Campbell “will sit out” tonight

The Texas Stars have recalled Henrik Kiviaho from the Idaho Steelheads, it appears he may back up Jussi Rynnas tonight.

This morning Derek Laxdal said Jack Campbell “will sit out, then we’ll go from there” tonight, which initially sounded like he’d be backing up. However, it appears something may have happened to Campbell in last night’s loss to San Antonio and he did not partake in an optional morning skate today.

We’ll know more on Campbell’s status after the game this evening.

Here is the official release:

CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced today they have called up goaltender Henrik Kiviaho from their ECHL affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads.

Kiviaho (KIH-vee-ah-hoh), 20, is on his second call-up to the Stars this season. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound goaltender has appeared in nine ECHL games this season for Idaho, with a 3.07 goals against average and .886 save percentage. The Lappeenranta, Finland native was a fifth-round draft pick (144th overall) of the Dallas Stars in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

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