The Dallas Stars announced today that defenseman Jordie Benn and forward Colton Sceviour have been assigned to the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). The team also activated forward Ryan Garbutt from injured reserve.
Benn, 25, has skated in 23 games for Dallas this season, registering six points (1G-5A), including his first career NHL goal on March 23 against the Colorado Avalanche. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound defenseman returns to Texas with 21 points (7G-14A) in 40 games for the AHL affiliate this season. A native of Victoria, B.C., Benn went undrafted and was signed by Dallas on July 25, 2012 to a one-year contract extension.
Sceviour, 23, has skated in two career NHL contests, most recently on Jan. 26, 2013 against St. Louis. The 6-foot, 196-pound forward ranks second on the Texas Stars in scoring this season with 44 points (18G-26A) and is second with a plus-17 rating. The native of Red Deer, Alta., was Dallas' fourth-round selection (112th overall) in the 2007 NHL Draft.
Garbutt, 27, has missed the last nine games with a wrist injury and was placed on injured reserve retroactive to the March 14 game against Anaheim. The 6-foot, 190-pound forward has earned five points (3G-2A) in 23 games for the Stars this season and has registered eight points (5G-3A) in 43 career NHL contests.
The Dallas Stars faceoff against the Anaheim Ducks tonight at 9:00 p.m. at Honda Center (TV: FOX Sports Southwest; Radio: 1310 The Ticket).
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