Texas Sends Josh Robinson Back to Idaho Steelheads
CEDAR PARK, TX – The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that Dallas has returned goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp to Texas from his emergency recall to the NHL. Additionally, Texas returned goaltender Josh Robinson on loan to the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL.
Nilstorp, 29, has an 18-11-5 record in 36 appearances for Texas this season. The 6-foot-4 goaltender ranks ninth in the AHL with a 2.26 goals against average (GAA), and has earned a .909 save percentage (SV%) with four shutouts in 2012-13. He has a 1-3-1 record with a .897 SV% and a 3.09 GAA in five appearances for Dallas this season. The Malmo, Sweden native helped Farjestad BK capture the Le Mat Trophy in 2011, which is earned annually by the victors in the Swedish Elite League playoffs. Nilstorp went undrafted and was signed by Dallas as a free agent on June 5, 2012.
The Dallas Stars faceoff against the Vancouver Canucks this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. CT at American Airlines Center (TV: FOX Sports Southwest; Radio: 1310 The Ticket).
Robinson, 23, has been to Texas three times this season and has served as the Stars backup goaltender for six AHL games. The Frankenmuth, Michigan native has played in 39 games for Idaho this year, posting a 27-8-1-3 record, with a 2.57 GAA, a 0.925 SV% and five shutouts. Robinson has also made three appearances for Idaho in the first round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs, posting a 1-1-1 record with a 4.07 GAA and a 0.888 SV%. Currently in his first professional season, he was undrafted after playing four years for Michigan Tech (WCHA) and signed a standard AHL contract with Texas on June 6, 2012.
The Idaho Steelheads open the second round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs against the Ontario Reign on Friday, April 19th at 9:00 p.m. CT at Citizens Business Bank Arena in California.
The Texas Stars will complete their five-game road trip tonight as they once again travel to San Antonio for a 7:00 p.m. showdown with the Rampage at AT&T Center. The Stars’ next home game is on Friday, April 19th against the Houston Aeros at 7:30 p.m. Friday’s game at Cedar Park Center is a $3 Beer Night and another Texas Lottery Lucky Section Night, where fans can win scratch off tickets from the Texas Lottery when the first Stars player scores a goal. Additionally, the first 2,500 fans will receive a Maxime Fortunus Mini Bobblehead courtesy of Farmers Insurance. 2013-14 Season Tickets are now on sale. Put your deposit for 2013-14 season tickets and receive priority for both Texas Stars 2013 Calder Cup playoff tickets and 2013-14 season seat selection. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com.
-- Texas Stars --