After learning that Antoine Roussel would likely be out for the remainder of the regular season, the Dallas Stars have recalled Remi Elie from the AHL. Though the team release does not specify it, Mark Stepneski of the Stars’ site reports that he is an emergency call-up and doesn’t count against their four remaining recalls.
Elie had been up with the club as recently as Wednesday, hoping to break into the lineup after the trade of Patrick Eaves. He looks like he’ll now get that shot, and should debut tomorrow against the Florida Panthers. The former second-round pick has asserted himself well at the AHL level this season, scoring 25 points in 50 games.
The Stars are amazingly just eight points out of the playoffs, but have all but thrown in the towel on this season. Nothing has gone right for them after they dominated the regular season last year, and will look to reload for 2017-18. Seeing what Elie and other young players like Jason Dickinson and Julius Honka can do at the NHL level is high on the list of priorities.