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Texas adds Nichushkin on conditioning stint

The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced Thursday that forward Valeri Nichushkin has been assigned to the team for a conditioning assignment.

Texas is currently on the road to face the Lake Erie Monsters in a pair of games this weekend.

The 19-year-old Nichushkin has appeared in two games this season with Dallas. Last season as a rookie, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound forward tallied 34 points (14 goals, 20 assists) in 79 NHL games for Dallas.

Nichushkin was selected in the first round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by Dallas (10th overall).