Reinforcements are coming for the Texas Stars before tonight’s game with the San Antonio Rampage.
Devin Shore has been reassigned to Texas after a three-game stint in the NHL, while Patrik Nemeth has been assigned to Texas on a conditioning assignment.
Nemeth’s conditioning assignment can last up to 14 days. Theoretically the Swedish defenseman could play seven games during that time before returning to Dallas just before Thanksgiving.
So far Nemeth has only appeared in two games this season for Dallas as the NHL club has carried eight defenseman. This move could also signal that Jamie Oleksiak could join Texas in the future on a similar conditioning stint.
Shore only missed two games with Texas while he was in the NHL and he’s still Stars leading scorer with 11 points in nine games.
Here is the official release:
FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has reassigned forward Devin Shore to the Texas Stars, Dallas’ top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), as well as loaned defenseman Patrik Nemeth there on a conditioning assignment.
Nemeth, 23, has appeared in two games this season for Dallas registering three shots on net. Per terms of his loan, his conditioning assignment can span up to 14 days.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden was selected by Dallas in the second round (41st overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.
Shore, 21, appeared in his first three career NHL games with Dallas and posted a +2 plus/minus rating. At the time of his recall on Nov. 1, he sat second in the AHL in goals (8) and tied for sixth in points (8-3=11) in nine games played. The rookie was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 18, the AHL’s first week of the season, as he collected five goals and one assist (5-1=6) in three games played, all road victories.
The 6-foot-1, 205-pound native of Ajax, Ontario was selected by Dallas in the second round (61st overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.