Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/20/14
DALLAS -- When the Dallas Stars hit the ice at American Airlines Center on Thursday night to face the Calgary Flames, they will look a little bit different in the back. That's because Kevin Connauton, who was acquired in an April trade with the Vancouver Canucks for Derek Roy prior to the NHL trade deadline, will make his NHL debut in the Stars' third defensive pairing alongside veteran Sergei Gonchar, who the Stars acquired and signed this offseason. "It feels awesome. I'm still trying to let it sink in a little bit. I think it won't really feel real until after the game but just got to focus today and realize I've played this game before, not at this level necessarily but just another game I've got go out there and do my best," Connauton said after morning skate. The 23-year-old blue liner had been a healthy scratch in each of Dallas' first eight games of the season. However, with Alex Goligoski, who is currently a team-worst minus-10 struggling, Stars first-year head coach Lind...
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