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Stars recall Pushkarev from Iowa

by Dallas Stars Staff / Dallas Stars
DALLAS STARS RECALL RIGHT WING PUSHKAREV

FROM IOWA UNDER EMERGENCY CONDITIONS

FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has recalled right wing Konstantin Pushkarev under emergency conditions from the Iowa Stars, Dallas’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League. Pushkarev will join the club for today’s 2 p.m. contest against the San Jose Sharks at American Airlines Center.

Pushkarev, 23, was acquired by Dallas via trade from Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2007, along with Mattias Norstrom and two Kings draft picks, in exchange for Jaroslav Modry, the rights to Johan Fransson and three draft picks. In 45 games with Iowa this season, he has notched 13 goals and 26 assists for 39 points with 43 penalty minutes. Pushkarev currently leads Iowa with a +7 rating, ranks second in assists and places third in scoring.

The 6-0, 190-pound right wing has skated in 17 career NHL games, all with Los Angeles, recording two goals and three assists for five points with eight penalty minutes. Originally drafted by Kings in the second round (No. 44 overall) of the 2003 Entry Draft, Pushkarev collected an assist in his NHL debut, March 27, 2006 vs. Vancouver, and tallied his first career NHL goal on Jan. 8, 2006 vs. Edmonton.

The native of Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, split the 2006-07 season between Manchester and Iowa in the AHL, and Los Angeles in the NHL. In 50 total AHL contests, he collected six goals and 16 assists for 22 points with 54 penalty minutes. He added five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in 12 Calder Cup Playoff games with Iowa last spring.
 
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