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Stars recall Esa Lindell and Julius Honka from Texas

Defenseman Johnny Oduya is placed on injured reserve

by Dallas Stars Staff / Press Releases

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has recalled defensemen Esa Lindell and Julius Honka from the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League, and placed defenseman Johnny Oduya on Injured Reserve.

Lindell, 22, has tallied one assist (0-1=1), 15 hits and 14 blocked shots in 10 games with Dallas this season. He appeared in two games for Texas, posting one point (0-1=1) and a +3 plus/minus rating.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound native of Vantaa, Finland was originally selected by Dallas in the third round (74th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.

Honka, 20, is currently tied for fourth amongst AHL defenseman with 12 points (3-9=12) in 16 games played for Texas. Amongst team leaders, he is fourth in points and first amongst defensemen. His 37 penalty minutes lead the team and are fifth-most amongst AHL defensemen.

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound native of Jyvaskyla, Finland was originally selected by Dallas in the first round (14th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.

Oduya, 35, has posted five points (1-4=5) in 19 games played for Dallas this season. He suffered a lower body injury on Nov. 19 vs. Edmonton. The 6-foot, 195-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden was signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 15, 2015.

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