The Dallas Stars have hired Derek Laxdal as coach of the AHL’s Texas Stars, after Willie Desjardins was selected to lead the Canucks. The Texas Stars won this year’s AHL title.
The Dallas Stars have sent goalie Cristopher Nilstorp back down to their American Hockey League affiliate.
The Dallas Stars have sent forward Reilly Smith and newly acquired defenseman Joe Morrow to their AHL affiliate, the Texas Stars.
Stars forward Tom Wandell has cleared waivers and will remain with the team’s American Hockey League affiliate.
The Stars have recalled defenseman Jamie Oleksiak and forward Antoine Roussel from the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League.
The 24-year-old Victoria, British Columbia native signed with Dallas as an undrafted free agent last summer. He spent most of last season playing for the Texas Stars.
Desjardins spent eight seasons with Medicine Hat in the Western Hockey League. He also coached Saskatoon in the WHL and was the head coach at the University of Calgary from 1989 to 1994.
The 24-year-old Benn, who was recalled Monday, had one assist in his two games for Dallas this season.
The Dallas Stars and Texas Stars have extended their affiliation with the Idaho Steelheads through the 2011-2012 season.
The Dallas Stars have re-signed defenseman Brad Lukowich to a one-year, two way contract for the 2011-2012 season.
Sawada had missed nine games with a shoulder injury before the move Friday. He was hurt Feb. 3 at Boston on an illegal check by Daniel Paille.