Stars assign new Morrow to AHL

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The Dallas Stars announced today that they’ve assigned defenseman Joe Morrow, along with forward Reilly Smith, to AHL Texas.

Morrow, of course, was acquired on Sunday from Pittsburgh in return for veteran forward Brenden Morrow.

The younger Morrow, just 20 years old, had 15 points in 57 games with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton prior to the trade.

Morrow was taken 23rd overall in the 2011 draft and, like many prospects, has struggled to find his game in the pros. He was a healthy scratch a number of times for the Baby Pens, reportedly due to his defensive play.