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Stars reassign three to Utah

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars

April 3, 2004

Dallas Stars General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that the club has re-assigned G Jason Bacashihua, D Trevor Daley and LW Mathias Tjarnqvist to the Utah Grizzlies, the Stars' primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). The trio is expected to rejoin the Grizzlies in time for their contest against the San Antonio Rampage tonight in Utah.

Bacashihua, 21, has appeared in 38 games for Utah this season, posting a 12-19-5 record with a 2.70 goals against average, a .915 save percentage and three shutouts. The native of Garden City, Mich., was the selected by the Stars in the first round (26th overall) of the 2001 Entry Draft. Bacashihua has yet to appear in an NHL game.

Daley, 20, has appeared in 27 games for Dallas this season, scoring one goal and five assists for six points with 14 penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut on Oct. 25, 2003 at Columbus, earned his first NHL point with an assist on Nov. 12 vs. Detroit and scored his first NHL goal on Dec. 10 at Phoenix. He has also played in 39 games with Utah this season, scoring eight goals and six assists for 14 points with 76 penalty minutes. Two of his goals with Utah have been game-winners. The Toronto native was the selected by the Stars in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2002 Entry Draft.

Tjarnqvist, 24, appeared in 56 games with the Utah Grizzlies this season, registering 14 goals and 13 assists for 27 points. In 18 games with the Stars this year, Tjarnqvist notched two points (1-1-2). The 6-1, 183-pound left wing made his NHL debut on Nov. 12 vs. Detroit. He recorded his first NHL point on Nov. 21 vs. Los Angeles and his first NHL goal on Nov. 26 at Minnesota. His goal in Minnesota proved to be the game-winner. The native of Umea, Sweden, was selected by Dallas in the third round (96th overall) in the 1999 Entry Draft,

The Stars conclude the 2003-04 regular season on Sunday, April 4, against the Chicago Blackhawks at American Airlines Center. The 2 p.m. game can be seen locally on ESPN and heard on WBAP 820-AM.

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