• Stars Will Not Re-Sign Fortunus

    News: Maxime Fortunus revealed on Monday that the Stars organization has informed him that he will not be re-signed this summer, according to Sean Shapiro.
    Analysis: Maxime Fortunus captained AHL Texas to their 2014 Calder Cup victory in one of three seasons he's spent as team captain. He was also a captain of the AHL All-Star team this season. The veteran defenseman posted nine goals and 25 assists in 65 AHL games, but has totaled just nine career NHL games. He'll certainly get signed, he doesn't figure to make an impact in fantasy hockey.
  • Fortunus Has Five Shots For AHL Stars

    News: Maxime Fortunus fired five shots, though he didn't connect on any, in the AHL Stars' Game 7 win over the Marlies on Tuesday.
    Analysis: Maxime Fortunus, who had 28 points in 67 games this season, only has three assists and no goals through 16 postseason games. He's skating on the third defensive pairing. With a crop of exciting young defensemen and being 30 years old, Fortunus, a UFA and two-season team captain, may find himself looking for work elsewhere next season.
  • Stars Send Fortunus To AHL

    News: Maxime Fortunus has been returned to AHL Texas, the Stars' official site reports.
    Analysis: Maxime Fortunus heads back down to the AHL after picking up an assist (his first NHL point in nine contests overall) in 16:17 worth of ice time Monday's game against the Kings.
  • Stars' Fortunus Recalled From AHL

    News: Maxime Fortunus was recalled from AHL Texas on Sunday, the Dallas Morning News reports.
    Analysis: Sergei Gonchar was struck in the face by a hard shot Saturday, and the team announced Sunday that he is showing symptoms of a concussion. Maxime Fortunus will fill in while Gonchar is on the mend, beginning Monday against the Kings.
  • Stars' Fortunus Clears Waivers, Stays With Team

    News: Maxime Fortunus cleared waivers Friday but will remain with the Stars, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
    Analysis: With Aaron Rome nursing an injury, Maxime Fortunus will stay with the parent club until that situation resolves itself. Assuming Rome avoids injured reserve, fantasy players shouldn't count on Fortunus to suit up for any contests with the Stars.
  • Stars Sign Fortunus

    News: Maxime Fortunus signed a one-year contract with the Stars on Wednesday.
    Analysis: Maxime Fortunus had previously been inked to a minor-league contract with AHL Texas, where he led all defensemen on the team with 16 points. He'll take Jamie Oleksiak's spot on the 23-man roster.
  • Stars Sign Fortunus to One-Year Deal

    News: Maxime Fortunus signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Stars on Friday, Renaud P. Lavoie of RDS.ca reports.
    Analysis: Maxime Fortunus has spent the last two seasons playing for the Texas Stars of the AHL, where he recorded a career-high 34 points (5G, 29A) in 73 games during the 2010-11 campaign. Fortunus has eight career NHL games under his belt, all coming in 2009-10, and he'll likely begin next season in the AHL.
  • Stars Fortunus Sent to AHL

    News: Fortunus was sent back to Texas (AHL) on Sunday, the team's official site reports.
    Analysis: With Mark Fistric ready to return from his conditioning assignment, Fortunus was deemed expendable.
  • Stars Recall Fortunus From Minors

    News: Fortunus was called up from the Texas Stars (AHL) on Thursday.
    Analysis: Dallas has been rolling with seven defenseman on occasion with a few banged up forwards, though Fortunus won't see any time on special teams if he draws into the lineup.
  • Stars summon Larsen, Fortunus

    News: The Stars have called up D Philip Larsen and D Maxime Fortunus.
    Analysis: Larsen comes over after finishing his season in Sweden, while Fortunus has been plying his trade in the AHL. Neither of these guys has any Fantasy value at this time.