Brendan Ranford recalled by Dallas Stars

Brendan Ranford could make his NHL debut tomorrow. (Photo by Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)

Brendan Ranford could make his NHL debut tomorrow. (Photo by Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)

The Dallas Stars recalled Brendan Ranford on Wednesday and the 22-year-old forward could potentially make his NHL debut tomorrow night against the San Jose Sharks.

Travis Moen was placed on injured reserve, while Ales Hemsky is questionable for Dallas, meaning Ranford could spend some extended time with the NHL club.

Ranford is Texas’ second-leading scorer with 36 points (13 goals, 23 assists). He was the only player to appear in all 50 games this season, that streak will end tonight when Texas plays the Utica Comets and Ranford departs for North Texas.

Here is the official release:

FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has recalled forward Brendan Ranford from the Texas Stars, Dallas’ top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Ranford, 22, currently ranks second on Texas with 23 assists and 36 points (13-23=36), while he ranks third on the squad with 13 goals in 50 games this season.

The 5-foot-10, 190-pound native of Edmonton, Alta. was originally selected by Philadelphia in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft, and was signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 2, 2014.

Nill also announced today that the club has placed forward Travis Moen on Injured Reserve (upper body), retroactive to Feb. 17. Moen has recorded six points (1-5=6) in 30 games with Dallas this season.

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