The Texas Stars (33-14-4-4, 74 pts, #1 Western Conference) are a little thin all over the roster. Count them up. Here is the callup and injury sheet from the Stars' game in Cleveland last Saturday:

Reilly Smith, Antoine Roussel, Cristopher Nilstorp, Matt Fraser, Jordie Benn (call up)
Scott Glennie, Patrick Nemeth, Tyler Sloan, Travis Morin, Alex Chiasson, Maxime Fortunus (injured)

Texas got Morin back on Tuesday but lost winger Luke Gazdic. This list doesn't even count Cody Eakin and Brenden Dillon, who Cedar Park fans know they will never see in a Texas jersey again.

And yet this week, Texas compiled a five game win streak. They fell one game short of tying the franchise record, which was set only a month ago. Overall in the 2013 calendar year, the Texas Stars are 17-3-1-2.