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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Stars' Aaron Rome joins IR, club recalls Travis Morin


By on 12/04/2013 02:42:00 PM

Dallas Stars' defenseman Aaron Rome has been placed on the team's injured reserve list with a muscle ailment according to a report by NBC Sports, joining fellow blue liner Stephane Robidas on the shelf retroactive to November 24, meaning he can join the team's active roster once healthy.

Robidas suffered a broken leg on Saturday night against the Chicago Blackhawks and will be out for a period of four to six weeks.

Rome hasn't played in a game with Dallas this season and has no stats at all - it is uncertain as to when and how the muscle in the lower body became impacted, so the move was probably made to clear a roster spot for the Stars to call up AHL scoring machine Travis Morin from their Texan Affiliate without having to place Tyler Seguin on the list.

Morin leads the American Hockey League in points, so the move is probably related more toward Seguin's ongoing battle with concussion related symptoms than anything to do with Rome - though Dallas coach Lindy Ruff indicated that Seguin could be cleared to play on Thursday night in Toronto.

In three games played this season with the parent club, Morin has no stats, but sports a +1 rating with an average time spent on ice of just over eight minutes per game.  Conversely, the 30 year old has 29 points in 19 games with Texas and is considered a top shelf American Hockey League scorer.

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