The Dallas Stars have assigned defenseman Patrik Nemeth to the Texas Stars on a conditioning assignment.
Nemeth has dropped to eighth on the Dallas Stars defensive depth chart and has only played 16 games this season. Nemeth can spend 14 consecutive days in the AHL on a conditioning stint, meaning he could potentially play eight games with the Texas Stars during that time, starting tonight against the Cleveland Monsters.
Stars general manager Jim Nill said Nemeth was part of the decision and they have been looking for about six weeks to send him to the AHL. Since only one non-injury conditioning stint is allowed per season they were looking for a heavy stretch of games for Texas, like this run of eight games coming up.
The Stars did something similar last season with Nemeth when he played eight games with Texas and had one assist during a conditioning stint in November.
Here is the official release:
FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has loaned defenseman Patrik Nemeth to the Texas Stars, Dallas’ top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), on a conditioning assignment.
Nemeth, 24, has appeared in 16 games with Dallas in 2016-17 and has yet to record a point. The defenseman has posted 17 hits and 19 blocked shots, as well as 18 shots on goal this season. Nemeth has skated in 84 career regular-season NHL contests, all with Dallas, and has registered 11 points (0-11=11).
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden, was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (41st overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.