The Stars have re-assigned Kiviranta to Texas (AHL).
Kiviranta will draw into the Stars lineup on Saturday.
Source: Mike Heika 02/8/20, 2:23 pm EST
Kiviranta was recalled from Texas (AHL) and will play on Saturday.
Kiviranta has no points in seven NHL games but has 20 points (11G / 9A) in 38 AHL games this season. With Roope Hintz and Justin Dowling out, Kiviranta will be on the fourth line on Saturday.
Kiviranta will make his NHL debut on Friday.
Kiviranta was called up from the AHL on Thursday and will replace Corey Perry in the lineup vs. the Red Wings. Perry is facing a suspension for his hit on Ryan Ellis in the Winter Classic, opening the door for Kiviranta's debut on the Stars fourth line.
The Stars recalled Joel Kiviranta from Texas (AHL).
Kiviranta is in his first year in North America and has tallied 18 points (9G / 9A) in 33 games with Texas this season. Kiviranta's call-up is likely a reaction to the Corey Perry hearing. Perry elbowed Ryan Ellis in the head during the Winter Classic and will likely be suspended for Friday's game, opening the door for Kiviranta to make his NHL debut.
The Stars have signed Joel Kiviranta to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Kiviranta, 23, was an undrafted free agent from Finland, who had 16 goals and 15 assists (31 points) in 48 games with Sport Vaasa of the Finnish Elite League.