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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Dallas Stars Prospects: Notes and Stats

By Mark Stepneski

Stars prospect Reilly Smith was among the first wave of cuts at Canada’s World Junior selection camp. Nine players were cut Tuesday and final cuts will be made Wednesday, when the final 22-man roster is expected to be announced.

“It’s a little tough, but I’ll try to use this as a learning experience,” Smith, a sophomore at Miami University, told the National Post. “There are a lot of great hockey players here so it’s tough to hang your head, but … just will try to bounce back and make sure it doesn’t affect my play for the rest of the year. It was definitely a transition coming from college hockey. … It’s a different style of play, but not overly too bad, it’s just tough to see it end this way.”

Smith will now return to Miami, where he has 12 goals, 10 assists and a plus-13 rating in 17 games so far this season.

Here are some notes and the latest statistics on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and Europe.