James Neal and Mark Fistric were assigned to the Manitoba Moose on Sunday, while Chris Conner will head to Peoria.
Now in talking to Les Jackson about this, the Stars obviously get some cap room back. But he said it had more to do with getting the young guys some work in the minors and letting the veterans know that "they have to get to the table and start pulling together." James Neal has shown quite a bit, and Jackson said he'll definitely get quite a few games with the Stars this season. Still hate to see the kid go down, though, considering the chemistry he's had with Mike Modano and B.J. Crombeen.
Fistric, meanwhile, has had a rough go of it since training camp. Dave Tippett voiced his disappointment with him then, and he's struggled in the early season (OK, who hasn't). Still, with Sergei Zubov returning and Doug Janik here, the Stars will have their 7 D-men. And they probably would like to see Janik once his eye is better.
I'll have more from the GMs in another post.