DALLAS STARS ASSIGN GOALTENDER STEPHAN TO BRIDGEPORT (AHL);
RECALL GOALTENDER KRAHN FROM CHICAGO (AHL)
FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has assigned goaltender Tobias Stephan to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the American Hockey League (AHL), and recalled goaltender Brent Krahn from the Chicago Wolves (AHL).
Stephan, 25, has appeared in seven games this season for Dallas with a 1-2-0 record. He recorded his first NHL win Oct. 29 vs. Minnesota, stopping 19 of 21 shots in a 4-2 win. Stephan made his NHL debut at Chicago on Oct. 13, 2007, stopping 38 of 40 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss. He spent the majority of the 2007-08 season with the Iowa Stars (AHL), appearing in 60 games with a 27-25-2 record, a 2.65 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage. He tied for second among AHL goaltenders with six shutouts and tied for fourth with 27 wins.
A native of Zurich, Switzerland, Stephan was the Stars’ second-round selection (No. 34 overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He was just the fourth Swiss goaltender ever to be drafted into the NHL (following Pauli Jaks, David Aebischer and Martin Gerber).
Krahn, 26, played in six games with the Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL) this season before being assigned to the Chicago Wolves on Dec. 12, 2008. He played eight games for Chicago, posting a 4-3-0 record with a 2.28 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage. Krahn earned his first shutout since 2007 this past Saturday vs. the Houston Aeros, making 30 saves, including 17 in the third period, in a 3-0 win.
The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native appeared in 14 games with the AHL’s Quad City Flames last season, notching a 6-6-2 record with a 2.49 goals-against average and .905 save percentage. Krhan signed as a free agent with the Dallas Stars on Sept. 24, 2008, and was originally drafted by Calgary in the first round (No. 9 overall) in the 2000 Entry Draft.