Dowling (undisclosed) isn't expected to be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Oilers, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports. Dowling was recently recalled from a conditioning stint with AHL Texas, during which he notched three helpers in three games, but he's been a healthy scratch more often than not with the big club this campaign, so the fact that he won't be in the lineup against Edmonton shouldn't come as a surprise. He's only notched six points in 27 NHL appearances this season, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on his status.
The Stars recalled Dowling (undisclosed) from his conditioning assignment in AHL Texas. The specifics surround the conditioning stint remain unclear, but Dowling recorded three assists over three games with AHL Texas. He'll return to the big club, where his first chance to be re-inserted into the lineup is in Tuesday's game against Edmonton.
The Stars loaned Dowling (undisclosed) to AHL Texas on a conditioning assignment Tuesday. Dowling has been sidelined for over three weeks with an undisclosed injury, so he'll head to the minors to get back into game shape. Once healthy, the 29-year-old forward will return to his role as a depth option for the big club.
The Stars placed Dowling (undisclosed) on injured reserve Friday. The specific nature and severity of Dowling's injury remains a mystery, but he'll miss Dallas' next three games at a minimum now that he's been placed on IR. The 29-year-old pivot has frequently sat as a healthy scratch this season and has only notched six points in the 27 contests he's appeared in, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to track his availability.
Dowling returned to the lineup Tuesday after spending seven games a healthy scratch. Dowling posted a shot and a minus-1 rating in the 3-2 win over the Avalanche. He was called upon when Radek Faksa (upper body) was unable to suit up for the game. Dowling has six points, 26 shots and 24 hits in 25 appearances this season, but his role figures to be sporadic at best when the Stars are at full health.
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