FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Stephen Johns from the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), where he was on a conditioning assignment.
Johns remains on long-term injured reserve (post-traumatic headaches).
Johns, 27, appeared in two games during his conditioning stint, recording four points (1-3=4), a +5 plus/minus rating and eight shots. It was his first game-action since March 29, 2018. The defenseman registered 15 points (8-7=15) in 75 regular-season games with Dallas in 2017-18 and has posted 28 points (13-15=28) in 150 career regular-season NHL games, all in a Stars sweater. Johns has also appeared in 13 career postseason games, earning 41 hits and 10 blocked shots during the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound native of Ellwood City, Pa. was originally selected by Chicago in the second round (60th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft and was acquired by Dallas via trade along with forward Patrick Sharp in exchange for defenseman Trevor Daley and forward Ryan Garbutt on July 12, 2015.