Frisco, Tex. –
The Dallas Stars announced today that the NHL club has recalled defenseman Philip Larsen
from the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). He will join the Stars in Detroit today.
Larsen, 21, leads all Texas defensemen in scoring, with nine assists and 10 points in 10 games. He is also tops in power-play assists among defensemen, setting up six extra-man advantage tallies. Larsen is currently fourth among AHL defensemen in points and fourth overall in assists.
The 6-1, 190-pound defenseman from Esbjerg, Denmark has appeared in 11 career NHL games with 3 points (3 assists) with a +2 rating. Dallas' fifth-round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Larsen has appeared in three games this season with the Stars, averaging 13:30 time-on-ice per game. Larsen spent the majority of the 2010-11 season with the Texas Stars, appearing in 54 games and collecting 22 points (4 goals, 18 assists).
The Stars are in Detroit tonight to take on the Red Wings (6:00 pm CT, TXA 21, Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket). Dallas is 11-4-0 on the season, ranked first in the Pacific Division standings.