Just a quick update from morning skate land... Ray Sawada celebrates his 24th birthday with a call-up to the big team. Chris Conner, meanwhile, is out of here for personal reasons: His wife went into labor last night, and so he's headed home to be there for the birth of their child. Methinks he'll probably stick around home for a bit, play a few games in Peoria, then come back up to the Dallas Stars when all is well and settled.
Be back to opine in a bit.
-- Tracey Myers