Travis Morin reassigned to the Texas Stars

Travis Morin has returned to the Texas Stars, the team announced today.

Morin played five games with Dallas, but he hasn’t played since Dec. 23 and has been a healthy scratch since.

Morin is expected to be back in Texas’ lineup tomorrow night against the Oklahoma City Barons.

In an unrelated move, Texas also released Connor Hardowa from his PTO.

Here is the official release:

CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced today forward Travis Morin has been reassigned to the team from the NHL and defenseman Connor Hardowa has been released from his Professional Tryout Agreement.

Morin, 29, appeared in five games for Dallas during his most recent NHL call up, tallying one assist. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound native of Brooklyn Park, Minn. was leading Texas in goals (10), assists (14), and points (24) before he was called up. Morin is the reigning AHL Most Valuable Player after tallying 88 points last year.

Morin was a ninth-round pick (263rd overall) of the Washington Capitals in 2004.

Hardowa, 26, appeared in five games this season for the Stars. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound defenseman appeared in 19 games this season for the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies before signing a tryout agreement with the Stars.

Texas closes out their three-game road trip on Tuesday, when they visit the Oklahoma City Barons at 7 p.m.

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