The Dallas Stars are about to head back out on the road, but before they do, they brought up two players to join the team.
Gleason was sent down to Austin to play with the Texas Stars earlier this week after making his NHL debut against the Predators last Saturday.
He had a point in his first game, and played well in his second game against the Blue Jackets. The Stars sent him down to play during the three-day break, and decided to bring up Gavin Bayreuther instead.
More from Blackout Dallas
- Dallas Stars Traverse City Tournament: Who had great performances?
- Grushnikov and Stankoven lead Dallas Stars to 6-3 win over Columbus
- Dallas Stars prospects look to wrap up tournament with a win
- Burn the tapes: Dallas Stars prospects lose 5-1 to Toronto Maple Leafs
- Dallas Stars look to continue success today against the Maple Leafs
Bayreuther almost made the team out of camp, but he’d been unavailable earlier for a call-up due to an early-season concussion. Now, Bayreuther is staying up, but Gleason is joining the team as well.
With injuries to Marc Methot, John Klingberg, Connor Carrick, and Stephen Johns, the Dallas Stars only had six active defensemen on the roster for last night’s game against the Bruins. Bringing Gleason up gives the team a seventh defensemen to work with on the road trip.
That’s going to be especially helpful, considering the trip starts with a back-to-back in New York against the Rangers and Islanders. With Gleason up, they can swap the line-up around for the second night and have someone ready to go in case of another injury (knock on wood – the Stars really can’t handle another one).
The same goes for the forwards right now. With Devin Shore out for the length of the road trip at least, the Stars had only twelve healthy forwards on the roster. Hintz gives them the same flexibility for the forwards so they can make changes as needed on the road.
Hintz was up longer than Gleason, starting the season with the Stars. He was healthy scratched a few times, but played in five games before being sent down to the AHL.
He didn’t get on the scoreboard during his time up, but he’s played well in the AHL. He’s had 4 goals and 11 points in the nine games he’s spent with the Texas Stars.
There are other guys who could see a call-up soon, but at this point, these two are the right guys for the team to bring up and help out right now. Neither of them will likely be huge difference makers, but they can provide some help to an injury-filled roster.