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With Lehtonen hurt, Stars recall goalie prospect Campbell

Oct 12, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT


Jack Campbell is back in Dallas.

Campbell, the club’s first-round (11th overall) selection at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has been summoned from AHL Texas on an emergency recall basis after starting goalie Kari Lehtonen was hurt during a 4-1 win over Winnipeg on Friday.

Campbell, 21, has played one game for Texas this season, stopping 18 of 19 shots en route to his first win of the season.

The former U.S. junior standout has been recalled to the Stars in the past — including last year, when Lehtonen went down to injury — but has yet to make his NHL debut. It remains to be seen if he’ll get his shot this time around; Dan Ellis is a more-than-capable backup and was stellar in relief of Lehtonen, stopping 22 of 23 shots.

That said, the Stars are a busy team over the next few days and may need to turn to Campbell if Lehtonen can’t return. Dallas plays in Minnesota tonight, at Colorado on Tuesday, home to San Jose on Thursday, then have a Saturday/Sunday back-to-back in Los Angeles and Anaheim.

  1. bendover09 - Oct 12, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    I think the Stars are starting to show they mean business again !

    Those were some fun times in Dallas during the Stanley Cup days.. but being from here hockey is known as a rich man sport the crowd or audience I should say actually shows up. That place will get louder than the Cowboys game.

    Go stars !

  2. wmsshapiro - Oct 12, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Okay its early but its nice to see the rookie get a chance. If he’s not ready then we know if he’s our future or he might need more seasoning. I hope the Stars have something. I hope the green on the uniform doesn’t mean envy. Or is it green to represent there past history (North Stars)

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