By Steve Habel, Austin American Statesman
Cedar Park —Cristopher Nilstorp, barely two months into his rookie year in the American Hockey League, is still learning the ins and outs of North American-style hockey. But after he took a puck to the face mask in practice last week, at least the Texas Stars’ goaltender looks as if he belongs.
“I think it makes me look tougher,” said a smiling Nilstorp, part of his left front tooth missing. “Now I am just like all the rest of the guys.”
The learning curve for Nilstorp, who is from Sweden, has been steep since he signed a one-year, two-way contract with Dallas in June, allowing him to play for the AHL’s Texas Stars while the NHL continues to work on its labor difficulties.
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