Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has reassigned defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Jokipakka, 23, has posted three assists (0-3=3) in 16 games for Dallas this season. In nine AHL games with Texas, he has posted one goal (1-0=1) and 11 shots on net.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound native of Tampere, Finland was selected by Dallas in the seventh round (195th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.
In addition, the Stars have placed center Shawn Horcoff on Injured Reserve (illness) retroactive to Dec. 29.