Stankoven sent back down to AHL after brief call up Tuesday by Dallas Stars

NHL debut will have to wait

UPDATE: 4:15 p.m.

Logan Stankoven will not make his NHL debut Tuesday in the Big Apple, after all.

The 20-year-old Kamloops product was sent back to the AHL by the Dallas Stars moments before the puck dropped Tuesday for the club's game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

He had been called up earlier in the day.


Logan Stankoven is headed to New York, where he could make his long-awaited NHL debut in the most famous arena in sports.

The 20-year-old Kamloops product, who has been among the AHL scoring leaders so far this season (24-33-57) with the Texas Stars, was called up Tuesday morning by the Dallas Stars.

Stankoven is expected to wear No. 11 for the Stars, who play the New York Rangers today at Madison Square Garden. Puck drop is just after 4 p.m. B.C. time.

Last year’s captain of the Kamloops Blazers, Stankoven was drafted by Dallas in the second round, 47th overall, in the 2021 NHL Draft. He has yet to suit up for a regular season NHL game.

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